Next year, the University plans to implement a smoke free campus to help promote a healthy environment for the student body by creating smoke pits for tobacco users.
President Johnson who is in favor of the ban stated that, “the idea of having a smoke and tobacco free campus is to not find places
for and encourage smoke breaks, but rather, to remove smoking and tobacco products from campus.”
Other universities such as Oregon State have already initiated this policy onto their campus. So what our University has done so far was gather thoughts from students about the smoke pits being installed onto the campus. The results showed that out of 100 people who were surveyed, “91 were non-smokers, 58 were against the tobacco ban and twelve were against the smoke pits being installed.” Although a total of 70 people are against the tobacco ban and the smoke pits, this does not mean that these pits will not be implemented.
For more information go to http://www.unr.edu/facultysenate/whatsnew/campus-conversations/11-18-13-campus-conversations.