With California officially changing the legal smoking age to 21, smoking has once again sparked a conversation on campus. Some students are for it — the ones that are over 21, mostly – and others are upset about the notion of being turned away at Circle K.
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Tommy Bailon, junior computer science major, smoked for nearly six years before he chose to make the transition from cigarettes to vaporizing devices, more commonly known as “vapes.”
A study done by professors at the University of Southern California revealed that electronic cigarette, or e-cigarettes, reduce the exposure of particular particles by tenfold in comparison to regular cigarettes.
Monday’s faculty lecture in the President’s Dining Room focused on the effects of smoke in contemporary art especially here in the Los Angeles area.
With the start of the new school year, the housing office has updated its policies to make them easier to understand and implement.
“Rango,” the animated children’s film, has been sparking controversy even before it opened due to the amount of smoking in the movie and the effect it may have on children. Critics of the movie say that it influences children to take up smoking because the characters smoke excessively.
Laws, policies and rules are made everywhere to make those involved safe. They are at companies, in countries and even at the University of La Verne.
The new smoking policy, which took effect Jan. 1 and banishes smokers to parking lots and a few designated smoking areas, is getting mixed reviews from students and staff, who also note that its enforcement so far has been spotty.
Not too long ago the University of La Verne adopted a policy which would further restrict where smokers could smoke. The policy, which will be enforced on Jan. 1, will restrict smokers to lighting up in parking lots.
The students and employees of the University of La Verne no longer have to worry about walking through a cloud of secondhand smoke.