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[West Virginia] Enforcing tobacco ban on campus

In Charleston earlier this week, a proposal to ban smoking in all public areas was discussed by the City Council. The ban seeks to reduce the dangers of secondhand smoke in areas owned by the city and further eliminate the habit from local society.
Daily Athenaeum (West Virginia University)
added Apr 24, 2015 14:38
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[New York] OzQuits continues to advocate for campus clean air

“I hope we are reminding everybody on this Earth Day that this is our college policy and we expect everybody to abide by it,” said Barbara St. Michel, the associate director of Campus Life and head of the Clean Air Committee. Peer Advocates from the Lif
The Oswegonian (SUNY Oswego)
added Apr 24, 2015 14:38
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[California] CSUN Clears the Air, to Become a Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Campus with the Start of Fall 2015 Semester

To help launch campus awareness of CSUN's new smoke- and tobacco-free campus policy, this week dozens of volunteers collected cigarette butts and other tobacco waste on campus, collecting more than 18,000 butts and removing them from campus grounds. Phot
California State University, Northridge
added Apr 24, 2015 12:11
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[Georgia] Smoky air: Zero complaints, multiple hideouts following ban

But this isn’t the only hideaway where smokers congregate. A trip behind Park Hall revealed dozens of cigarette butts disposed on the ground, now that the ashtrays have been removed. The same goes for Baldwin Hall.
Red and Black (University of Georgia)
added Apr 24, 2015 12:08
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Biden takes shot at Senate at surgeon general swearing-in

Biden jabbed the Senate for the delay in confirming a new surgeon general at the swearing-in ceremony Wednesday. Dr. Vivek Murthy waited more than a year... “I want 100 percent smoke-free campuses at every college and university in America,” Murthy said,
The Hill
added Apr 23, 2015 11:09
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[Maryland] University reevaluates campus smoking policy

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger has formed a committee to evaluate the smoking policy at the Homewood and Peabody campuses. The committee plans to either make the campuses smoke-free or to limit smoking to designated outdoor areas.
Johns Hopkins News-Letter
added Apr 23, 2015 10:33
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University of South Alabama sets date to become smoke-free

on August 1, according to school officials. The ban on tobacco is a result of unanimous approval from the university's Wellness Initiatives Committee as well as input from students and staff from a survey administered in late 2014.
Mobile (AL) Press-Register
added Apr 17, 2015 15:44
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[Wisconsin] Bill would prevent local governments from banning e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces

Madison added electronic cigarettes to the smoking ban back in January, but a bill state lawmakers will consider soon looks to prevent local governments from passing those kinds of restrictions. The proposal from Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, would
Badger Herald
added Apr 14, 2015 16:21
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Banning smoking on campus not solution

Though the concerns of students advocating that Tufts go tobacco-free are completely valid, there are better ways for us to address this issue. Before we rush to punish smokers for what is a legal and often innocuous behavior, we should take action to en
The Tufts Daily
added Apr 14, 2015 10:37
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco companies flouting law thru open ads

Tobacco companies are putting on advertisements at shops across the country, although it is a “punishable offence”...not facing any consequences. Instead, tobacco companies openly award complementary prizes to customers, hold “job fairs” and debate compet
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 13, 2015 12:11
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