November 22, 2013
In October 2013, as part of the “Help Make CSUN Shine Brighter” initiative, the university introduced a new topic for consideration by the campus community:
Should CSUN become smoke-free? If you think yes, how restrictive should CSUN's policy be? Becoming smoke-free would limit or eliminate the use of smoke-producing tobacco. Becoming tobacco-free would limit or eliminate the use of any tobacco product. What about space? If smoking is limited to designated areas, how limited should those areas be and where should they be located? There are also questions of how best to educate and inform the campus community of a policy, and how best to enforce it.
A summary report of the responses is now available for download. The results of the survey will be a valuable resource for the Task Force on Becoming a Smoke-Free Campus, chaired by Dr. Linda Reid-Chassiakos, Director of Student Health Services, and Professor Diane Schwartz, Department of Computer Science, which has been tasked with considering this important question.
Click here for the President’s message to the campus community about the results of the survey and for a list of the full membership of the Task Force. Additional comments about this topic may be directed to members of the Task Force who will make recommendations about CSUN’s policies and practices.