Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

SDSU Could Go Smoke-Free

Audio

Aired 5/5/09

San Diego State University could become a smoke-free campus or increase current restrictions. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce says the faculty senate meets Tuesday to consider clearing the air.

— San Diego State University could become a smoke-free campus or increase current restrictions. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce says the faculty senate meets Tuesday to consider clearing the air.

The faculty senate is considering policy changes that could make the campus smoke-free.

But some of the proposed changes to the current smoking policy don't go quite so far.

Those include expanding current restrictions such as requiring smokers to be further away from building entrances or creating designated smoking areas.

SDSU Public Health Professor Tom Novotny calls that an ineffective policy.

"My advice to the senate is to make it a smoke-free campus, get rid of the litter, get rid of the waste," Novotny said. "It's an excessive cost also."

Novotny says creating designated smoking areas would concentrate what he calls an "environmental hazard" rather than eliminate the problem.

Ed Joyce, KPBS News.

Forgot your password?