The Wichitan

Non-smokers’ health biggest reason for smoking ban

Matt Jobe

January 29, 2015

It’s a touchy subject for both sides: Some people believe a tobacco ban infringes on smokers' rights, and others believe the habits of smokers put the health of non-smokers at risk. Just from looking at these two sides of the smoking divide, it's clear that a better, enforceable ban be put in place...

Toothless tobacco policy needs revision

Johnny Blevins

Ethan Metcalf

January 22, 2015

Our view: The toothless tobacco-free campus policy damages the integrity of the university and its administrators. The policy needs to be made enforceable or eliminated altogether. We agree that the smoking policy is in serious need of revision. If campus constituents want a ban on tobacco products, t...

Tobacco policy unfair to smokers

Courtney Gilder

January 22, 2015

The continuous struggle to help campus become “healthier” by eliminating smoking from campus could do more harm than good. The new plan is offering solutions to those that don't want smoking, but leaves out a compromise for those that would like to continue smoking. If the new plan is goi...

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