How ‘Realistic’ is Macon State’s Tobacco Policy

For Jessica McKenzie, college and tobacco go hand in hand. A 20-year-old student at Macon State College, McKenzie thought she would never smoke as much as she did. “The sweet chemicals in cigarettes allow away for me to relax after class” Jessica told me (5). With the new tobacco policy, Macon State is committed to the health and well-being of the students, staff, community, and guests. Smokers and Tobacco users love to be able to smoke on campus right by the front door of buildings. Until recently, I thought smoking on campus was largely ignored. In the last semester, tobacco use has become a hot topic. One of the reasons for this increased importance is the recognition that the college ...

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lightening up at an alarming rate. As a study I conducted over the past few weeks, I found out that eight of my friends smoke outside the HSS Building in February of 2011. Out of those smokers, five of them are girls and the other three were boys. The Macon State Tobacco policy surely needs to be enforced by the cops on campus. The policy states:

“The use of tobacco and tobacco products is prohibited in all campus buildings, including residence calls, as well as in all vehicles owned, leased or rented by the College. Tobacco use is also prohibited within 50 feet, approximately 20 paces, of the main entrance to all campus buildings; including residence halls with the exception of College designated areas” (3).

This policy provides college students, guests, and staff with a healthy environment. As college student allergic to smoke, I would love to be able to walk out of a building at Macon State without having to worry about if I am going to cough or sneeze; especially, when I ...

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Added: 4/1/2011 06:34:39 PM
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Category: Health & Medicine
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