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Retired professor on smoking ban

Brian Kevin Beck, Emeritus Associate Professor, Languages & Literatures

November 16, 2016

As for a total University ban on smoking, all of the four reasons given (Letter, Nov. 9) are surely “well-meant,” but might also seem suspiciously-“problematic.”  Reasons given not the truer motivations of the ban-enthusiasts.  What might those subtler purposes be? And, can “critical thinking” (a goal of education)...

Letter to the Editor: Tobacco waste toxic to the enviroment

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 More and more effort is being put into living more green and protecting our environment, but people may not think about the impact of tobacco litter on the environment. In the U.S. alone, a large number of the 280 billion cigarettes purchased each year end up littering sidewalks, waterways,...

WSG’s vote must be reconsidered

November 6, 2014

Dear Editor, Recently there has been a movement at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to become a tobacco-free campus. The WSG decided to vote against the university becoming tobacco free, even though according to the 2011 “Tobacco-Free Campus Interest Survey,” 71% of UWW students support...

Environment and health at risk without university-wide tobacco ban

November 6, 2014

Dear Editor, I am a senior at UWW and currently enrolled in the Health Message and Advocacy capstone course. The basis of our class is to help accelerate the policy of a tobacco free campus here at Whitewater. Through various guest speakers, conferences, and research it has been brought to my...

WSG President addresses student tobacco policy vote

November 6, 2014

Dear Students, Thank you for sharing your opinion. For the past three years, WSG has been participating in addressing the issue of reducing tobacco use on campus. Members of WSG have volunteered numerous hours on committees and task forces to ascertain the best direction for campus on this issue. While...

UW-W student contends WSG’s decision

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 I am writing to inform you of my concerns with the tobacco policy that our campus currently has.  I do not agree with it and I wish it would change.  Recently WSG made it clear that they were opposed to the new policy that was proposed to make UW-Whitewater a tobacco free campus because...

WSG vote does not reflect students’ views

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 As a current student here at UW-Whitewater, I feel as though the opinions of the students as a whole were misrepresented by the decisions made by WSG in regards to the Tobacco Free Campus policy. The president of WSG has made it clear that he opposes the passing of the Tobacco Free Campus...

UW-Whitewater should be a tobacco-free campus

October 23, 2014

Oct. 22 2014 Formaldehyde, Cadmium, and Benzene. Why am I naming these presumably toxic chemicals? Because we are all breathing these in daily while walking to class, work, or on a daily jog and we don’t even know it. These chemicals are all found in second hand cigarette smoke along with many other...

University should not butt-out smoking

April 27, 2011

Though health is always a concern for college students, a recent push to make UW-Whitewater a smoke-free campus is a little unreasonable and unrealistic. Last fall, students began informally meeting to collect information on making UW-Whitewater a smoke-free campus. Though these students efforts are a valiant effort to make U...

Students look to make campus smoke free

April 20, 2011

Bars across the state have gone smoke free. Now, UW-Whitewater is making the effort to go in this direction. Students began informally meeting last fall to gather information across campus on making UW-Whitewater a smoke-free community. Megan Kiehl, a junior speech major, and Krista Woolever-Paul,...

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