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CWRU promotes free tobacco cessation program

Ashley Chan, Director of Web and Multimedia October 7, 2016

Wellness programs at universities continue to encourage community members to participate and promote their health. Since fall 2013, Case Western Reserve University Wellness has offered a free tobacco cessation...

USG hosts open forum on university’s tobacco-free proposal

Hunter Overstreet, Staff reporter April 8, 2016

On Friday, April 1 in Strosacker Auditorium, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) hosted an open forum on the university’s proposed tobacco-free policies. Walking around to the less than 20 students...

Smoking is prohibited in buildings on campus, a policy that may soon extend outside too.

Holcomb: Tobacco ban would be unenforceable

Chandler Holcomb February 19, 2016

The number of colleges opting to ban smoking on campus has been rising in the past few years. The idea is to limit risks associated with public smoking like second hand smoke and foster a cultural shift...

Kim: Smoking ban is unconstitutional

Jonathan Kim December 9, 2015

On Nov. 23, the CWRU Faculty Senate ruled to ban all tobacco products on campus. Anyone who briefly looks over the June 2015 Faculty Handbook, the guide for University Faculty as defined in the “Constitution...

Horton: Open Letter in Support of USG’s Resolution R. 25-04

Ray Horton December 9, 2015

On May 6, while I was serving as vice president of the Graduate Student Senate, Professor Elizabeth Click explained the tobacco-free campus initiative. This was the second time she presented the policy...

Some students object to the new ban, as they feel that it interferes with their rights.

Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input

Celia Wan, Staff writer December 4, 2015

Case Western Reserve University’s Faculty Senate voted to smoke out tobacco last week, and students are upset that the committee did not consider undergraduate or graduate student opinions while formulating...

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