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The city of Whitewater Common Council met to discuss an ordinance to ban smoking near playgrounds, extend emergency COVID-19 regulations and give City Manager Cameron Clapper a raise at the Tuesday Mar. 2 virtual meeting.

Not quite a breath of fresh air

Kylie Jacobs, Managing Editor March 7, 2021

The Whitewater Common Council gathered to address an extension of the face coverings requirement, as well as prohibition of smoking or vaping within 20 feet of playgrounds and an amendment to the City...

No, I don’t want to hit your JUUL

Olivia Storey, News Editor September 23, 2019

Let me establish that I’m all for the freedoms and whatnot that we have as people. You are free to smoke as much nicotine and tobacco as you want. But I don’t want it in my face, or even on my campus. If...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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