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 bans go unenforced

Tobacco bans go unenforced

There’s nothing out of the ordinary about seeing someone smoking on campus. With more than 21,000 students, plus faculty and staff at UTD, the occasional smoker is only to be expected. However, many of the people who smoke on campus do so in direct violation of the tobacco-free policy. “The...

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