Following nation-wide trends, MU wants to be smoke-free by 2014, said Chancellor Brady Deaton in an MU News Release today. Even outdoors.
When students return from the winter break on Jan. 20, a new rule will be in place keeping smokers 20 feet away from all entrances to MU buildings or leased property. By 2011, there will be specified outdoor smoking areas.
In September, legislation in Pennsylvania was passed to stop smoking on all state campuses. Students protested with “smoke-ins” because they felt they had no say in the matter. Can you see something like that happening in Columbia? The state is now considering changing the law to allow people to smoke in their cars if the windows are rolled up or on public streets.
So what is your opinion? Is it simply a matter of health or are there other factors to consider?
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