One of my first memories in the United States was taking a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) class. I was in sixth grade and a top student, as talking about drugs and alcohol and the way they affect us was fascinating to me. This is why, the following year, I volunteered to become a peer educator in Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U). For a couple of years, I gave presentations to young students which included facts, demonstrations, and games, to spread the knowledge that tobacco is harmful and that staying away from smoking prolongs life expectancy and increases the quality of life. It should come as no surprise, then, that I consider myself a big proponent of staying tobacco-free and encouraging others to quit smoking as a great way to promote health. I remember watching my mom and sister as they took part in their nightly ritual of smoking a few cigarettes to unwind. “Did you know that a main component of cigarettes is used as rocket fuel?” I would ask them, as I opened the window and they stared back at me blankly. “We know, we know” was the answer every time. I knew that convincing them to quit was no easy task, but I was committed. Day after day, I proudly stated a new fact about the evils of smoking. Finally one day, they quit. At first, they attributed it to the cost. Since we had just immigrated to the United States, the cost of cigarettes was simply not something they could afford. I didn’t believe it. I proudly
The next reason why Bowling Green State University should ban smoking on campus is that it will create a better campus environment. Having a great campus environment for all students should be at the top of the university’s list of goals. By passing this smoking ban, it allows non-smoking students to walk around campus in peace knowing smoke won’t be entering their bodies. Now this is where smokers have the biggest argument. The university must still remember the smokers; this they do by giving the smokers the ability to smoke in designated areas. Of course this will still take away some of the smokers’ rights, but it is a fair trade if it possibly keeps major life changing diseases out of young college students’ bodies. Also doing this helps
Smoking at Ashland University is a problem. However, the problem of smoking has been raging for nearly 200 years. The reason this problem keeps raging is because there is not an easy solution. The problem of smoking and the arguments against it touch almost every aspect of life. There are not only scientific arguments, but ethical, legal, medical, social, and a host of others fronts that can be used for and against tobacco and smoking. At Ashland University it is no different. There are many factors that must be considered before making a decision to ban all smoking on all outdoor areas of Ashland’s campus.
The American College Health Association recommends that colleges and universities "Develop a strongly worded tobacco policy that reflects the best practices in tobacco prevention, cessation, and control.” More and more colleges need to push the Tobacco free
Paragraph 17 prohibits smoking on campus and in University owned vehicles. Paragraph 18 appears to be written to prohibit smoking in uniform, however it allows for smoking in designated areas. DPS policy does not define what those designated areas are, so we are left to defer to University policy (included in this case file). University policy does not designate areas for smoking, it only prohibits smoking “on any University property”. University policy defines property as:
Although it was found that people at four year colleges smoked significantly less than those who went to two year colleges or didn’t go to college at all, almost a quarter of the participants at four year universities had smoked within the last thirty days, but only 20% considered themselves smokers. People who attend college seem to shy away from admitting that they are smokers, possibly because of their exposure to people who are more health-conscious that make admitting that they regularly smoke intimidating. Their denial not only causes the number of college students who are smokers that have been found in other studies may be lower than reality, but also contributes to the overall resistance to quitting. If people that smoke do not consider themselves smokers, they are not going to see smoking as something they need to quit. Adding to that, most of the student smokers surveyed f interest in wanting to quit within a year, but significantly less had attempted quitting in his or her lifetime (46%). This data shows that most smokers want to quit but have not actually taken the steps to do so. With cessation programs and other various forms of encouragement, some of these students might be able to quit smoking for good. If policies are to be implemented to encourage students to quit smoking, the policies must be
In the past 4 months, I have been walking through the Georgia State University courtyard to get to all my classes. Not once have I seen the courtyard not filled with students smoking tobacco. If the courtyard were to be described, it would be described as a cloud of smoke. Although, Calvin Warner states that the university code of conduct does set a rule stating that students are prohibited to smoke within 25 feet of all GSU buildings, and there are signs all over campus saying “Tobacco Free”, students are smoking right in front of the signs. Why are there tobacco free signs around campus, if the university itself is not? If we are a tobacco free campus, then why is the university not implementing it? Smokers on campus are leading nonsmokers into becoming secondhand smokers, which is as harmful as being the original smoker. Smoker or secondhand smoker, what is being harmed is the person’s health, which is affecting an individual’s ability to live a longer and healthier life. It is absolutely great that the school is referring to itself as a tobacco free campus, but they do not seem to quite understand the meaning of it. It is understandable that there are many barriers to really implement this policy but it is not impossible. As many barriers there maybe, there are twice as many benefits. Georgia State University is claiming to be a tobacco free campus. However, they are not implementing to be tobacco free, which is affecting many people’s health indirectly.
A comparative tobacco use rate and demographic variable for behavior was conducted in Minnesota between two and four-year college students and it was revealed that the tobacco use in the former year was higher than the latter year mainly because of poor campus tobacco guidelines and lack of good health services.
Throughout grade school and high school, students are highly encouraged by teachers and facility to decline the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products. At home, most children are also pushed to say no to these crops, even from tobacco users in the family. Tobacco comes with a series of consequences in our nation’s health, cost, and image. Although our nation outlaws the use of recreational marijuana use, which has little to no side effects, we continue to allow our nation to poison itself with nicotine-infused, hazardous tobacco products. Tobacco products should be banned and outlawed in the U.S. for sabotaging the health of our community.
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) published a list of campuses that have comprehensive tobacco-free or smoke-free policies in place. As of April 1, 2016, there were 1,483 100% smoke-free campuses, of which 1,137 - more than two-thirds! -- were fully tobacco-free. In addition, a rapidly growing number of 823 now also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, anywhere on campus. Smoking on campus should be banned, because it affects people who have asthma and secondhand smokers, cigarettes smells terrible, and it’s a safety hazard.
Their mission statement is “TO CHALLENGE INDIVIDUALS TO MOVE ABOVE AND BEYOND THEIR ENVIRONMENT AND PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCE TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR LIFE-LONG SELF-SUFFICIENCY.”(B) In order to do this they must enforce rules to challenge their residents that live in their facilities. Healthy living is very important in today’s world. Everyone is on a health craze and it’s obvious why. Many Americans suffer from health problems due to smoking, lack of exercise, and stress. To help with these problems many companies are seeing the value in promoting non smoking areas to people. Even the University of Arkansas has had a long standing of non-smoking on campus to aid in healthy living. It is not fair for other students and
By banning smoking around the campus, the college reduces the garbage in and around their campus. Now visitors to the college will not see dirty cigarette butts in the grass or next to the doorways, which makes the college appearance better to first time students and visitors. So, for WIT to say no smoking is OK!
Ever since the University launched its ‘Clean Air Policy’ in January, campus officials have seen positive results from the community. According to an article written by Kendra Clark in follow-up to the recent change, she states that the change has positively affected the community. In the article Vice President of Student Affairs, Jill Carr, talks about it being a “community Approach” and that it can only reach its full potential if students are willing to ‘politely enforce’ it outside of the designated smoking zones that have been
Smoking, as one knows it, has become a stress-reliever worldwide. One will find a smoker pulling out a cigarette and lighting it up around every corner. Smoking has especially become a growing problem in college campuses. When a college student enters the college campus, they do not only enter a new campus, a new life is also entered. In this new experience, one will find themselves exploring new things. The power of the eye is remarkable in today’s society. When someone has a friend that is doing something, the one looking will eventually want to try as well. This can raise many red flags that can be avoided, simply by banning smoking on all college campuses. Smoking on college campuses should be banned because of nicotine’s negative effect on student’s personalities, academics, and overall health.
Smoking is harmful and dangerous for American University in Cairo (AUC) students. Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year (“Fast Facts”) and this is a large number of smokers that should be decreased. In Egypt, there are 34, 000 deaths each year due smoking, according to the article “Smoking in Egypt | Egypt Independent”. However, the number of smokers in Egypt is increasing every day and especially among youth. AUC took a first step to protect its students from this danger by banning indoor smoking. AUC banned smoking10 feet from classrooms to maintain a healthier environment .However, it did not decrease the number of smokers on campus so AUC should ban smoking on campus.This essay will prove that smoking should be banned on the AUC campus for several reasons. Firstly, the number of smoking youth is increasing every day because Egypt is a smoking culture and they observe their parents smoking with few changes in health. Secondly, AUC should try to provide a healthier environment for the students and the working faculty because it is its responsibility. Thirdly, ban on smoking will set an example in Egypt to quit smoking and prevent others from this dangerous habit. Finally, AUC students are role models for the Egyptian people so they should become healthier to be more productive.