Smoke-free campus?

Smoke-free campus?

Editor’s Note: Joseph’s identity was kept anonymous so he could speak freely about colleagues who reguarly violate the tobacco ban. A UTD policy aimed at ending the use of tobacco products on campus was met with mixed reactions from students and faculty. Since “Breathe Easy” went into effect, tobacco use...

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UTD enacts campus-wide tobacco-free policy

UTD enacts campus-wide tobacco-free policy

After the initial announcement in January, UTD is now officially a tobacco-free campus. Calvin Jamison, vice president of administration, said before the policy’s implementation, the university worked with a committee to determine the best plan to move forward and educate the campus about the policy. “Our overall vision is to...

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Campus tobacco ban will not solve health problems

Campus tobacco ban will not solve health problems

The campus tobacco ban, which will go into effect on June 1, is not a good idea. It will only cause stress to smokers, and the current smoking situation on campus does not warrant a ban. According to the American Cancer Society, tobacco causes several health issues and prolonged use...

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Tobacco to be banned on campus

Tobacco to be banned on campus

According to a university-wide announcement made by President Richard Benson, smoking on campus will be prohibited. Starting June 1, a comprehensive tobacco ban — which includes cigarettes and e-cigarettes — will go into effect. Of the 14 UT System universities, UTD is the last campus to implement a policy banning...

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