SMOKING BECOMING NO-NO ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
College students aren't exactly known for making the healthiest decisions all the time, but it seems more and more colleges are at least nudging them in the right direction by banning smoking.
As of November 2017, over 2,000 U.S. college campuses were smoke-free, or tobacco-free, compared with only 774 campuses in 2012. The data comes from a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Prevention and the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Among smoke-free campuses, 80 percent specifically prohibited e-cigarette use, and 41 percent prohibited hookah (water pipe) use.
Corinne Graffunder, director of the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health, said in an agency news release, "Colleges and universities are ideal places to promote healthy behaviors that can continue for a lifetime, including being tobacco-free."