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Lambeau Tobacco leaps into Whitewater

A Lambeau Tobacco employee finalizes a transaction while owner Buck Wazwaz sets up a display case behind the register.

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

March 11, 2018

Moe Awad, the general manager of Lambeau Tobacco, works in an interesting setting. Behind him are construction noises, hanging wires and wallpapered, leftover dressing stalls with doors still intact from the clothing store Maurice’s that had previously rented the building. Hang a left and go through ...

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)...

Transparency over tobacco ban is essential

November 3, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Nov. 3, 2015 Student demonstrators gathered outside the University Center last week, calling for the preservation of shared governance, holding protest signs and pretending to smoke pretzels. Which leads the average observer to ask themselves, “why are these people smok...

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,...

Student disputes WSG decision to vote down smoking ban on campus

November 6, 2014

Dear Editor, I am a concerned student looking out for the health and well being on those within our campus community. I feel this is my obligation since it is my last semester to speak out and voice my opinion about why UW-Whitewater should be tobacco free. A tobacco-free policy will enhance...

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...

UW-W students respond to WSG President’s explanation

November 6, 2014

Mr. Perry, Thank you for the letter. However, prohibiting tobacco use on campus preserves everyone’s right to breathe clean air and learn in an environment that supports health for both smokers and non-smokers. In addition, there is no “right” to smoke under either state or federal law. Using...

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...

Tobacco-Free Resolution fails to pass through Whitewater Student Government

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   The Tobacco-Free Campus Resolution failed to pass through the Whitewater Student Government (WSG) senate, with a vote of 5-13 with 4 abstentions. The resolution says the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will develop a voluntary compliance system...

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