College Campus Smoking Bans

Today about four hundred thousand Americans die annually because of the health problem due to smoking. One and a half million people quit smoking a year, but more than fifty millions people continue to smoke. Smoking is one of the most major public health issues in America. The largest population of smokers in the country are college students. Tobacco companies mostly use advertisements that draw college students in.
As of October 5, 2012, at least 826 colleges or universities in the U.S. have adopted 100% smoke free campus policies. These policies eliminate smoking in indoor and outdoor areas across the entire campus including residences. Just to name a few in Pennsylvaniayou have, Keystone College, Lackawanna College, Widener University, and Lehigh Carbon Community College. In the list of campus in Pennsylvania, Northampton Community College is nowhere on the list. Northampton still allows students to smoke in their cars, and in designated spots around their facilities. I purpose that they ban all smoking on campus, and offer a penalty for those who violate a 100 percent campus smoking ban.
It is reasonable for some to argue that smoking on campus is not healthy for smokers or non-smokers. As we all know, smoking is detrimental to our health. Every year a large amount of people die from diseases caused by smoking cigarettes such as lung cancers, heart diseases and stroke. There is a mixture of nicotine and carbon monoxide in each cigarette. Which can cause an increase in your heart rate and blood pressure. It can also cause straining in your heart and blood vessels. Even though people know all these facts they still continue to smoke. Right now the issue on smoking causes a lot of mixed feelings in people. Some people hate smoking because lung cancer claimed a loved one. Others don't like it because it causes secondhand smoke which is just as unhealthy.
Secondhand smoke is also called environmental tobacco smoke, in…

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