Smoke-free LAU Makes an Exception

LAU banned smoking in the Fall semester of 2011. Despite the fact that the campus became officially smoke-free, the business building area is still a destination for smokers.

The efforts for long-awaited policy trace back to 2009. In principle, this smoking ban includes students, professors and staffers at all times, including nonworking hours. Students who fail to abide by this regulation receive a disciplinary warning, supposedly. However, times have changed since then.

Not only does the business building area encourage smoking, but it indirectly pushes individuals to become social smokers, those who smoke occasionally with groups of people. Simply passing by this pathway inevitably forces the inhalation of second hand smoking, which contributes to the indirect consumption of toxins.

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