Monday, January 5, 2009
The new year brings two new smoke-free college campuses in San Diego County. Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will no longer allow smoking anywhere on school grounds. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
Grossmont and Cuyamaca are the fourth colleges in San Diego County to go smoke-free.
Mesa was the first community college to do so. Point Loma Nazarene is the only four-year institution that doesn’t allow smoking.
Debra Kelley is with the American Lung Association. She says UCSD and the two local Cal State schools are behind the times.
Debra Kelley: I think it's ironic that the largest institutions that do serve the largest student population have been the least progressive. It’s a huge disappointment for us that our institutions here in San Diego are not leading the way.
The new smoke-free policy at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will affect some 27-thousand students.
Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.