No smoking policy on campus

Smoking-free campus, to be or not to be?

Katie Hammermaster



Most students recognize the glass-enclosed pavilions scattered across the campus. These designated smoking locations are in existence to confine smoking to specific areas. But if the proposed no smoking policy is enacted, even the designated smoking areas will be removed.

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights is a national organization that is attempting to make all colleges and universities smoke free.

“They asked us to commit to going smoke free,” Marty Cavalluzzi, Pierce College Puyallup president said. “We did not commit to doing that, but we did commit to forming a committee to look at that.”

The national organization proclaims 1,182 campuses are currently smoke free, nearly a 100 percent increase over the last two years.

Cavalluzzi and Fort Steilacoom President Denise Yochum plan to co-chair the committee that’ll convene to create a recommendation for the executive team of the college.

“We’ll get the committee formed this quarter,” Cavalluzzi said.

Cavalluzzi said that whether or not vaping and e-cigarettes will be included in the ban will be decided by the committee.

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No smoking policy on campus

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