Smoking bans: Not just at WU

The tobacco ban implemented by Wash. U. this summer rides a trend of smoking and tobacco bans, implemented on college campuses across America.

| News Editor

Students fight secondhand smoke on Forsyth paths

Campus may be tobacco-free, but now smokers congregate at the intersection of Forsyth Boulevard and Wallace Drive. The resulting cloud has exposed some students to more secondhand smoke than before the ban.

| Staff Reporter

In opposition to the smoking ban

Picture the scene: Walking through a snow-clad Wash. U., a student desperately tries to ignite his lighter, his frostbitten fingers failing to strike the flint. As his lips turn blue and hypothermia starts to set in, he turns back to campus, unfairly thwarted in his attempts to enjoy a cigarette. The health issues at the crux of the smoking ban cannot be denied.

| Forum Columnist

In defense of the smoking ban

I headed off to college for the first time. I stepped off the plane and reveled in my newfound sense of unlimited freedom and total control. However, I quickly discovered Washington University has rules and regulations that appear to limit the freedom of its students, such as the newly implemented campus wide tobacco ban.

| Forum Columnist

Prop N passes by wide margin

St. Louis County voters approved the smoking ban measure Proposition N by an overwhelming margin in Tuesday’s election, which saw low turnout throughout the county.

| Copy Chief

Smoking ban to go before county voters

St. Louis County voters will render their verdict on a controversial smoking ban ballot measure on Tuesday, in an election that is expected to have very low turnout.

| Copy Chief

A response to Peter Benson

You went on to refer to smokers as “diseased,” but the real disease here is not my pastime, but rather your ideology, which lowers every student in this University to the state of a peon incapable of making his own decisions correctly.

| Staff Columnist

Student group lights up discussion on tobacco ban

Debate over Washington University’s tobacco ban heated up last week during the first Controversy n’ Coffee of the school year, titled “Jumping on the ‘Ban’ Wagon: A Panel Discussion on Smoking Bans.”

| Contributing Reporter

Smoke-free policy would protect community from secondhand smoke

In response to the Aug. 28 staff editorial, “University’s endorsement of county smoking ban further limits student smokers’ options,” a comprehensive smoke-free policy is the simplest and most effective way to protect our University community from the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure. If the St. Louis County clean-air legislation were to pass, it would not […]

Sarah Schell | Op-ed Submission

University-backed smoking ban referendum to appear on ballot

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley signed a bill on Friday to put a Washington University-backed smoking ban referendum on the November ballot, following weeks of heated County Council meetings and public debate.

| Copy Chief