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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 group program to students, faculty and staff. The program consists of eight-week sessions that are...

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 in the auditorium, a USG representative handed out speaking cards to those interested in speaking...

Holcomb: Tobacco ban would be unenforceable

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

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 to reduce the number of smokers on campus. Out of sight, out of mind, seems to be the idea. Case Western...

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 of the University Faculty,” will realize that the CWRU Faculty Senate ruled outside its co...

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 to GSS, and it was clear that the committee had failed to seriously address concerns our assembly had...

Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input

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

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 and voting on this policy change. A proposal to completely ban tobacco on campus was passed...

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