Oct 04, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
Today, I opened an e-mail saying that my university is going to go completely tobacco-free for the next year, meaning that overall nobody can use tobacco products- cigarettes, cigars, hookahs or even smokeless tobacco- anywhere on campus, inside or out. Other schools have done similar bans, and they tend to complain about the same thing- the policy is hard to enforce. Even in our case, there is nothing in the PDF released to enforce a stiff penalty- fine or likewise- should students smoke on campus. Yet the support is astounding campus-wide. So I want to know what you guys think. Can you enforce an outdoor smoking ban? Also, are universities across the country infringing on students' rights to light up in the name of public health?