• TheDMonline.com Staff Member?
  • Log In
Share |

Content about Passive smoking

November 12, 2012

I understand that it’s been a little while since the smoking ban has been in the news, but let us revisit it once more. I find it critical to point out a few more things that have failed to be addressed in this newspaper, and I’m going to start from square one: health.

September 24, 2012

Students, faculty and staff alike have recently found the University of Mississippi community divided by debate concerning the university-wide smoking ban enacted this past summer.

Students, faculty and staff alike have recently found the University of Mississippi community divided by debate concerning the university-wide smoking ban enacted this past summer.
 
Shannon Richardson, assistant director of campus recreation and co-chair of the Smoke-Free Policy Implementation Committee, said a resolution was passed last year for a smoke-free campus by the Associated Student Body.
 

August 19, 2012

Returning and new students, faculty and staff take note, Ole Miss is now a 100 percent smoke-free campus. 

Returning and new students, faculty and staff take note, Ole Miss is now a 100 percent smoke-free campus.
A new “Smoke-Free Policy,” which completely bans smoking at the University of Mississippi, went into effect Aug. 1.
Under this policy, students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus can not smoke any tobacco products that create smoke, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and electric cigarettes. Tobacco products which are not lighted are permitted.

June 28, 2012

Smokers should start chewing tobacco. Yesterday, June 27, the Smoke-Free Campus Policy Implementation Committee finalized and approved the “Smoke-Free Campus Policy,” which will prohibit smoking at all locations of the University of Mississippi Oxford Campus with no exceptions.

Smokers should start chewing tobacco. Yesterday, June 27, the Smoke-Free Campus Policy Implementation Committee finalized and approved the “Smoke-Free Campus Policy,” which will prohibit smoking at all locations of the University of Mississippi Oxford Campus with no exceptions.
 
The vote was made because of the possible health effects of second-hand smoke. The essential idea is, as one committee member put it, “not in my backyard.” But the question is, whose “backyard” is it?
 

June 27, 2012

Ole Miss will officially be a smoke-free campus beginning this fall.

Ole Miss will officially be a smoke-free campus beginning this fall.
 
The Smoke-Free Campus Policy Implementation Committee finalized and approved a policy that will ban smoking on the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi.
 

April 11, 2012

A campus-wide smoking ban is on the table for the University of Mississippi. 

 

A campus-wide smoking ban is on the table for the University of Mississippi. 

Ole Miss currently has around 30 designated smoking areas and prohibits students from smoking outside of these areas. Violating the rules can earn smokers a $25 ticket. 

Student Senator Jessica Brouckaert said via email that the Associated Student Body Senate has passed the ban. The Division of Student Affairs has also supported the effort, but the Lyceum has not yet issued a ban on smoking or tobacco use on campus.

September 22, 2011

Members of the Associated Student Body cabinet have begun the discussion of amending the university’s smoking laws.

Members of the Associated Student Body cabinet have begun the discussion of amending the university’s smoking laws.
There are 38 designated smoking areas around campus, which are enforced by the University Police Department, to help protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke. These areas first came about in 2007.
However, these designated areas are not always used appropriately. Over the past two and half years, UPD has given out approximately 250 tobacco citations.

July 20, 2011

 

Lately, Mississippi has taken great strides toward cleaner, smoke-free air. With more local smoke-free air laws passed than any other state, Mississippi is pushing away from its past reputation of poor health.  

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, a national non-profit organization, awarded Mississippi Smoke-free Air advocates and Mississippi cities first place in the Smokefree Indoor Air Challenge for 2010.  

June 8, 2010

Many Americans have either personally experienced a family member or friend die from a smoking related death.

 

Many Americans have either personally experienced a family member or friend die from a smoking related death.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is leading a statewide campaign intended to educate Mississippians about the dangers of secondhand smoke.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented the MSDH with a $2.9 million grant to aid in the education of Mississippians on the benefits of smoke-free air.