Campus Smoking

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Rikesh Patel
Professor Marino
Academic Writing I
November 8, 2012

Campus Smoking

Cigarettes are a habit that we all see, no matter where we go. However I believe we all have the right to have clean air. On campus smoking seems to be an issue for most people including myself. I am not supporting the habit but I believe there is a solution to both problems. Smokers should be able to have a designated area where they can smoke and non-smokers will be content, and can avoid these areas. Respect and Community are two of six, of Saint Leo’s core values. Smokers should respect the non-smokers in the community, and be aware of where they smoke. The solution to this problem is to have designated smoking areas on campus because it will benefit both smokers and nonsmokers.

Smoking has been around for generations. Saint Leo can’t just say no to students not smoking on campus. This would anger many students as well as facility members. Many people use cigarettes to cope with stress throughout the day. Now this isn’t a healthy choice, but life and their habit, something we should all try to respect. If Saint Leo said absolutely no smoking on campus, teachers and students would be more sneaky about smoking and as well as having to go off campus just to smoke. With designated smoking areas strategically placed around campus, teachers and students can have the best of both worlds. Smokers will not have to go of out their ways to smoke a cigarette, and non-smokers can easily avoid these areas.

The non-smokers will have to slightly adjust their commute to their various destinations around campus. They wouldn’t have to deal with the problem of walking through cigarette smoke or having the chance to encounter it as well. This also will have a positive look on Saint Leo as well. When people come visit the university or high-ranking officials come evaluate the university,…...

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