CUNY Trustees Vote To Ban Smoking On Campuses

NEW YORK (AP/CBS 2) — No butts about it. The City University of New York has voted to ban smoking on all 23 of its campuses.

The New York Times said the campuses, from the College of Staten Island to Lehman College in the Bronx, will have until September 2012 to impose the rules.

Since CUNY cannot forbid smoking on city sidewalks, the smoking ban will be felt more on campuses with large green spaces like Queens College and City College.

The University of Buffalo has already banned smoking on its three campuses. Last Month, Columbia University passed a measure prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of buildings.

CUNY trustees voted for the smoking ban on Monday.

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  • Schmellma Arss

    If a person smokes or partakes of tobacco products in any way, does that mean they go to hell after they die? By the way, anyone catch Bin Laden yet?

  • Cos

    It always makes me laugh when a jogger jogs by me while I’m smoking and they let out a cough… Doesn’t anyone realize that jogging in the City – even if no one smoked – is the most dangerous thing to do? Your lungs are taking all the pollutants in the air and processing them through your system! Smoking is bad, yes… But don’t be fooled by the hype! The emmissions in NYC from passing vehicles is enough to kill!

  • j

    By the way, I don’t smoke!

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    This is much better to breath..

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