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Smoking: not just lighting up a cigarette

Smoking: not just lighting up a cigarette

Craig Tidmore

October 19, 2017

The Clark Student Center was buzzing with homecoming activities. In the atrium, the University Programming Board set up shop with a sundae bar that was attracting every student that walked by. Nestled next to the sundae bar was a booth for Peers Against Tobacco. Taylor Offutt, health administrati...

Smoking is a nauseous trap

Smoking is a nauseous trap

Dewey Cooper

November 8, 2016

I was 15 the first time I lit a cigarette. I was obviously underage and unaware of what consequences would follow. I was 15, a kid who wanted to fit in.Monday was the last time I will ever light one again. Saturday, I made the choice to quit, and by Sunday I couldn’t move. I was constantly nauseous an...

Embrace progress, dude

Embrace progress, dude

The Wichitan

April 19, 2016

SATIRE, Texas — Marijuana activists worldwide have been eagerly awaiting today's date — 4-20 — a number first established by a group of five high-school stoners but made famous by the popular rock group, Grateful Dead. The number has been used in everything from marijuana police codes to le...

Tobacco policy still unenforced

Thomas Goad

March 2, 2016

Last April, Student Government Association members formally requested that administrators develop methods to enforce the tobacco-free policy on campus.“We wanted to create a stricter ban on smoking. Applying to both faculty and students, we had an idea to fine persons caught smoking and have the proceed...

Campus tobacco policy update depends on administration

Kristina Abeyta

April 13, 2015

A thick cloud of confusion still surrounds the campus tobacco policy despite resolutions passed this semester by the Student Government Association and the Faculty Senate aimed to make the policy enforceable. While an answer isn't definite, Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment...

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

Toothless tobacco policy needs revision

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...

Smoking ban needs some teeth

The Wichitan

January 20, 2015

By Marco Torres Smoking on our campus is a problem that must be addressed. While students attempted to make the university a tobacco-free campus in 2009, the policy is practically impossible to enforce. If we want to cut down on smoking on campus, we need to give the policy some teeth. That ...

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