Delaware County Community College bans smoking on campus

    Delaware County Community College has joined 783 other high education institutions to eliminate “the use of products such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes and smokeless tobacco… in the interior spaces, athletic facilities, vehicles and outside properties, including walkways and bus shelters of all campuses and centers.”

     

    The Delco Times reports “the program is intended to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke, provide an atmosphere supportive of tobacco-free lifestyles and remove the impact of cigarette litter” and applies to all people on the campus, including faculty, students and visitors. 

    Not all students agree with this change. Smoker Jason Venini told the paper he wishes a smoking area could have been designated and that now “we can’t even smoke in our cars.”

     

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