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Should Colleges Ban Smoking on Campus Grounds?

ABC News U.S. 2012/04/28 10:31:01
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  • 001 2012/04/28 12:43:43
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    001
    +5
    Our school has 'smoking zones' with ashtray bins outside. If you don't want to stand in the smoke, don't go to those zones.

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  • Monty 2012/08/25 18:56:06
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    Monty
    what happened to just going outside to smoke?
  • JayBlazeNY 2012/06/30 20:55:42
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    JayBlazeNY
    College is a place of freedom, NOT restriction!!!! As long as there is a place for smokers AND a place for non-smokers on a college campus, what's the big deal?
  • Giovanni Borsellino 2012/06/21 05:23:31
    Yes, because it’s harmful to the health of students, staff and visitors.
    Giovanni Borsellino
    I see some people trying to make a point by remarking that is not illegal to smoke, so that is fine, it is not! it goes well beyond just that, it really bother others, so if you smoke, you walk away! from the non-smokers, non of us was born with a cigarette on our hand, you acquired that problem, you take care of your problem,I do not have to pay for your intellectual weakness. You want to kill yourself, drink alcohol, lye, or acetone, I encourage you to do it, and I hope you get the most out of it," just keep it in your intestines not in my lungs":
  • Charmaine 2012/06/10 02:56:27
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    Charmaine
    I don't smoke but anyone who does needs not to be around me!!! As long as they are not underage it seems fine to me, but I don't like it, inside of buildings is not cool. They can stand outside and 100 yards away from food!!!
  • sglmom 2012/05/01 08:06:14
    Yes, because it’s harmful to the health of students, staff and visitors.
    sglmom
    Known harmful health effects ..
    And given that there's those who are allergic/asthmatic too ..
    It is to the benefit of all .. healthwise .. to say
    NO Smoking on Campus.
  • Emm sglmom 2013/09/06 14:17:12
    Emm
    +1
    I agree, my school has designated smoking areas outside but people ignore them and the areas are right by buildings so people have to walk by them. I've had multiple asthma attacks and migraines. So happy the university is working towards a smoke free campus
  • jon 2012/04/30 22:37:54
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    jon
    +2
    Hell no inside building ... fine, on campus NO most states have working law to do this.
  • anaid 2012/04/29 14:09:22
    Yes, because it’s harmful to the health of students, staff and visitors.
    anaid
    +1
    If smoking cigarettes had some real benefit, I would say it should be allowed. But as it has only negative affects, in the interest of health and well-being, I think it would benefit everyone if it were banned on college campuses.
  • anaid anaid 2012/04/29 14:28:15
  • Tomus Megalomania 2012/04/29 11:20:47
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    Tomus Megalomania
    More conservatives are in favor of banning smoking than liberals, progressives, moderates, or libertarians? How does that make sense?
  • Alex 2012/04/29 09:30:21
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    Alex
    +1
    I am content with smoking-designated areas.
  • Charmaine Alex 2012/06/10 02:57:21
    Charmaine
    +1
    me too
  • Rich 2012/04/29 00:23:33 (edited)
    Yes, because it’s harmful to the health of students, staff and visitors.
    Rich
    +2
    Yes, smoking should be banned, outside of your own home. It is harmful to all of society. If an individual decides to smoke, it is not only their health their harming but others as well.
    An individual has the freedom to smoke privately, but when made publicly, there should be laws that govern offensive acts.
  • anaid Rich 2012/04/29 14:21:18
  • Monty Rich 2012/08/25 18:58:44
    Monty
    banned outside of your own home??? laws that govern offensife acts now too?
  • HelmetGirl 2012/04/29 00:07:23
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    HelmetGirl
    No
  • foxhound BN0 2012/04/28 23:26:20
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    foxhound BN0
    +1
    The liberal no smoking nazis stink worse than the smoke.
  • Pug For... foxhoun... 2012/04/29 05:41:44
    Pug For Huck
    So do lying flip flopping lefties hiding as right.
  • john Kills 2012/04/28 22:57:05
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    john Kills
    +1
    And students should stop paying to those colleges.
  • tweet_tweet 2012/04/28 22:31:02
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    tweet_tweet
    +3
    I think designated smoking areas would be more appropriate.
  • Elz 2012/04/28 21:25:31 (edited)
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    Elz
    +1
    no but they should have smoking areas like in restaurants.
  • Wolf 2012/04/28 20:28:25
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    Wolf
    +1
    Not on the outside grounds ...inside buildings it can have merit but in the open air absolutely not...
  • Charmaine Wolf 2012/06/10 02:58:24
    Charmaine
    +1
    if they were inside buildings the smoke would have no way to escape and it defeats the purpose of second hand smoke...outside the smoke can easily disperse and not linger
  • Rachel 2012/04/28 20:16:56
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    Rachel
    +3
    My college has 'smoking huts'. So if you smoke, go there, If you don't smoke, stay away. Some people live on campus therefore collegeS should allow smoking. It's not illegal, so everyone should stop putting rules on it. And, No, I don't smoke but i think people that do should have the right to smoke anywhere they want *outside*. If you don't like it...walk away.
  • George 2012/04/28 20:11:32
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    George
    +2
    Outright ban? Oh hell no.

    Im not a smoker but putting into place designated areas for smokers is not too much to ask.
    If you dont like the smoke, avoid those areas.

    Its not too much to ask when your only other choice is to stomp on anothers right to smoke versus your right to to breath it in.

    A fair balance can be had if your really for personal freedoms and not all about ramming your beliefs down anothers throat and nullifying thier freedoms on a easily settled issue.

    That argument is for both sides of the issue.
  • ♠♠♠JeLLo♠♠♠ 2012/04/28 19:37:55
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    ♠♠♠JeLLo♠♠♠
    I think there should be smoking areas for students and staff that smoke. At my college you have to smoke in your car. Not all students have cars, which means they are stuck at school longer with no place to smoke. The smokers pay just as much to go to the college as the non-smokers who they have made these rules for.
  • Bocephus 2012/04/28 19:37:33
  • relic 2012/04/28 19:30:41
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    relic
    Smoking is not illegal. Allow it, or outlaw it.
  • kfallslady 2012/04/28 19:28:54
    Yes, because it’s harmful to the health of students, staff and visitors.
    kfallslady
    +3
    cigarette smoke stinks and is unhealthy, I have never smoked.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/04/28 19:18:14
    Yes, because it’s harmful to the health of students, staff and visitors.
    Ron in Oregon
    +3
    People seem to be worried about second hand smoke, but they forget that after they have a cigarette they and their clothes stink
  • Sister Jean 2012/04/28 18:43:44
    Yes, because it’s harmful to the health of students, staff and visitors.
    Sister Jean
  • TrillAbyss 2012/04/28 18:35:53
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    TrillAbyss
    +1
    with the exception of private institutions who are within their rights to make whatever rules they like for their private property.
  • Purebread#1 2012/04/28 18:06:51
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    Purebread#1
    They need to specify a certain place away from campus for smokers. I'm, sure some are trying to quit a little at a time and this would help. MY thoughts only.
  • ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/04/28 17:51:45
    Yes, because it’s harmful to the health of students, staff and visitors.
    ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★
  • Plantgypc 2012/04/28 17:26:34
    Yes, because it’s harmful to the health of students, staff and visitors.
    Plantgypc
    +2
    No reason just yes. I hate the smell.
  • Monty Plantgypc 2012/08/25 19:01:04
    Monty
    ban farting then lol
  • TheXIVthNobody 2012/04/28 16:59:24
  • ehrhornp 2012/04/28 16:51:15
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    ehrhornp
    +2
    Not being a smoker I wouldn't care if they did or not. But most businesses now, at least in Hawaii, does not allow smoking. One has to go outside and be a certain distance from the entrance. I think the same restrictions should apply to colleges. The same should apply to marijuana when they finally legalize it and stop playing big daddy.
  • Cal [SH-TEA] 2012/04/28 16:43:51
    No, because people who smoke should have the freedom to do so.
    Cal [SH-TEA]
    Set up smoking gazebos and place them in less traveled pathways. Problem solved, everyone is happy.
  • susan 2012/04/28 15:52:18
    Yes, because it’s harmful to the health of students, staff and visitors.
    susan
    +2
    Again, how about another choice of answer? Whether a college should or shouldn't ban smoking is up to the college. Typically, college students will rebel and push the envelope by then increasing smoking if it is banned. How will the college enforce it? The same way they do drinking, smoking (or growing) marijuana, etc?
    That said, it may be that insurance rates for college personnel would save the college money if they had such a policy, whether they have the ability to enforce such a rule or not.
    Bottom line, up to each college to deal with its own issues on campus.

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