(The author of this article is Gregory Castro; it is being reposted here by permission of Meridian, the Student Newspaper of Lehman College.)
Effective this September, all CUNY schools will become smoke-free, making CUNY “the largest smoke-free public university system in the United States.” Students, faculty and staff will be required to step out of school grounds in order to smoke.
Cindy Kreisberg, the Director of Lehman’s Student Health Center, said that there will be no smoking “within campus gates or fences.”
Kreisberg finds the smoke ban to be beneficial for all CUNY students because secondhand smoke would not affect non-smokers and the campuses themselves would be cleaner and debris-free. Lehman College is expected to begin implementing the new policy on July 2, 2012.
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