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Smoking On Campus


Have you ever been walking, sitting, or studying in the walkways of SPJC and found it hard to breath comfortably? This is an everyday occurrence for me and several other SPJC students the moment a cigarette is lit.
This may appear to be a minor problem, but the effects of second hand smoking are staggering. The health of tens of thousands of nonsmoking Americans a year is affected by cigarette smokers. Of those who do not smoke 53,000 will die and countless others will suffer from cardiovascular diseases as reported by the American Heart Association (Rumpf 20-21). Visible smoke contributes only 5-8 % to the total output of a cigarette. The remaining bulk that cannot be seen makes up the ...

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SPJC stated, “I hate when people smoke near me, it makes me sick!”. Just about every nonsmoker I asked had close to the same opinion. Of the 24 students I interviewed 5 were smokers. Why should so many of us have to suffer for a small percent of students to reap the benefits? The administrators know the effects of smoking, I guess they’re just not concerned about the well being of their students.
Second hand smoke should not be a problem on our campus. SPJC administrators should address the problem, and provide the means to alleviate it. One solution, that will accommodate both smokers and nonsmokers, is to establish a designated smoking area on campus for students and faculty. Another more drastic solution, is to ban all together. Although the outcome to this solution would not be as beneficial as the first. It believe the consequences of smoking should be brought to the attention of the smoking SPJC student. For years cigarettes have been known to cause cancer, emphysema, and ...

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Added: 11/19/2007 08:51:48 AM
Category: Health & Medicine
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 545
Pages: 2

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