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CSUN officially smoke-free campus

Physical Plant Management employees Manuel Huerta, Gilmar Rodriguez and Martin Rivera remove an ashtray from the campus. The workers removed the ashtrays before the start of school. Photo credit: Manny Araujo

Halie Cook

August 24, 2015

After two years of debate, California State University, Northridge has finally become a smoke-and-tobacco free campus. On Wednesday, August 19, CSUN joined over 2,000 colleges across the United States which enforce smoke-and-tobacco free campus policies with the “Clear the Air” initiative. The...

A smoky situation on e-cigarette regulation

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Jamie Gonzaga

May 7, 2014

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become the latest trend among the current generation of smokers. There is also an ethical dilemma of e-cigarettes being promoted as a“safer solution” to cigarettes. However, e-cigarettes are still a tobacco product and must be monitored accordingly. C...

Survey released by school shows many students support smoke-free campus

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Brionna Lewis

January 26, 2014

More than 75 percent of respondents answered “yes” to a question of whether or not CSUN should be smoke-free in a campus-wide survey issued last semester. Matt Terhune, a staff member in the college of social and behavioral sciences, is a smoker. He believes the ban could be a gentle nudge in the right directi...

Smoking ban: Valid or Infringement?

Smoking ban: Valid or Infringement?

Nicole Socala

January 22, 2014

Bring in the change for better health and air Change is coming in 2014. Like wildfire that spreads faster than cancer cells, this will be the year that many CSU campuses plan to take a step in the right direction and ban all tobacco products on campus. California State University Fullerton (CSUF...

Cal State Fullerton becomes the first CSU campus to implement comprehensive smoke-free policy

Cal State Fullerton becomes the first CSU campus to implement comprehensive smoke-free policy

Ana Rodriguez

September 5, 2013

Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF) implemented a campus-wide smoke-free policy this semester, making it the first CSU campus to ban all tobacco products. This may be a path CSUN could soon take. About 1,182 schools nationwide have applied smoking bans. Of those schools, 800 have banned all fo...

Non-smoker opposes campus-wide smoking ban

Joelle Katz

January 29, 2012

If there is one thing that I have made a promise to do (and have thus far kept) it is to not smoke. I plan to live a long, heart and lung disease-free life. However, I cannot imagine a world where I need to share company or a classroom with someone who cannot be granted their ashy relaxer whe...

California should ban outdoor smoking


September 22, 2010

Arguing for the government: Toppacio Rodriguez California should ban smoking in outdoor areas because of the health issues it causes towards other people. Before 2007, smoke-free laws did not protect more than 94 percent of the worlds’ population of nonsmokers, but then in 2008, the number went ...

Helping and not helping


September 20, 2010

HELPING: Santa Monica Santa Monica officials are expanding the law which bans smoking in certain areas in an effort to control second-hand smoke. Residents living in apartment complexes and condominiums are unable to light up anywhere within 25 feet of a neighbor’s windows, doors or vents. Many...

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