Calif. Universities Increasingly Ban Smoking on Campus
Public universities across California are banning smoking on campuses in an effort to improve the health of students and employees. Many schools within the University of California and California State University systems already ban the practice, while others plan to implement policies this year that prohibit tobacco use. At UC, a smoking ban was announced in 2012, but the system has left implementation up to individual campuses. According to officials, about 8% of UC students smoke, compared with 16% nationally.
- "Smoking Bans Go Into Effect at Some UC, CSU Campuses" (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 1/2).
- "Smoking Ban To Be a Campus-by-Campus Decision, Officials Say" (Vallejo Times-Herald, 1/3).