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FAU designates Boca campus smoking areas; program offered to quit

Florida Atlantic University will designate smoking areas throughout its Boca Raton campus for faculty, staff and students beginning Jan. 2.

As part of the university’s Breathe Easy campaign, smoking will be permitted only in the areas marked. Signs indicating the areas will be placed throughout the campus in January.

In student-initiated surveys throughout the past year, more than three-fourths of FAU’s students, faculty and staff indicated support for creating designated smoking areas at its Boca Raton campus. Other FAU campuses already adopted designated smoking areas.

For smokers trying to quit, FAU’s Today & Beyond Wellness program is offering a free, six-week smoking cessation program beginning Jan. 21 for members of the FAU community.

More than 500 college campuses nationwide are now smoke-free and thousands more have specific, designated smoking areas on their campuses. For more information, contact Rosemary Dunbar at [email protected] or (561) 297-3615.

Source: Staff Reports
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About time!
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Re: FAU designates Boca campus smoking areas; program offered to quit

I don't smoke, never have, but I think this is ridiculous. I understand forcing people into smaller areas to make it more inconvenient for them to smoke but campus is so large that it's never really a problem. Furthermore, it seems hypocritical to be inspiring people to smoke by taking away their rights when we don't take away sugar (in vending machines) or fat (in the cafe) because we want fat people to lose a few.

I'm not going to riot in the Breezeway… just throwing my two cents in.

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owlcountry said

I don't smoke, never have, but I think this is ridiculous. I understand forcing people into smaller areas to make it more inconvenient for them to smoke but campus is so large that it's never really a problem. Furthermore, it seems hypocritical to be inspiring people to smoke by taking away their rights when we don't take away sugar (in vending machines) or fat (in the cafe) because we want fat people to lose a few.

I'm not going to riot in the Breezeway… just throwing my two cents in.

Agreed, It won't be long before FAU is a smoke free campus (PBCC Boca already is).  It amazes me how many people are sold on second hand smoke.
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Re: FAU designates Boca campus smoking areas; program offered to quit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA_iDEZ8JhM

This pretty much sums up my opinion on anti-smoking laws….lol

:D
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