When Delaware Technical & Community College students returned to campus this semester, they arrived sans cigarettes. The college announced late last year it would ban smoking on campus. Not quite a month into 2011, the predicted reactions are coming out.
As was expected, nonsmokers and those with New Year’s resolutions approve the ban. Those who used to be able to light up on campus aren’t thrilled.
But as the Wilmington News Journal reports, the pushback isn’t just about not being able to smoke. It’s about the other effects the ban has created.
Like, for instance, the higher number of cigarette bumps floating on and around the campus. Because creating a ban and enforcing it are two entirely separate things, the ground is now the only place on campus for rule breakers to put out their cigarettes.