CSUN Shine

Topic 3: Should CSUN be a Smoke-Free Campus

October 1, 2013

Michael D. Eisner College of EducationOn October 1, 2013, President Harrison sent an email to the campus community inviting suggestions and solutions to the Fall 2013 Help Make CSUN Shine Brighter question, asking whether CSUN should become a smoke-free campus.

As noted in a September 5, 2013, Daily Sundial story about campus smoking bans the number of universities and colleges adopting smoke-free or tobacco-free policies is rapidly growing. According to a U.S. Department of Education report, as of July 2013, some 1,159 universities and colleges had adopted tobacco-free or smoke-free policies. At CSUN, smoking is prohibited in all university buildings, within 25 feet of building entrances and exits, and in outdoor dining areas posted as smoke-free.

Click here to participate in the survey and share your thoughts on whether and how such a policy should be implemented at CSUN, and to what extent. (NOW CLOSED TO COMMENTS)

The input of the campus community will be essential to this process. A university-wide committee will be appointed and charged with studying these questions, receiving and reviewing all input, and presenting a recommendation for implementation.

Thank you for helping to make CSUN shine brighter.