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OUPD does not enforce Policy 475 because it is not a law or an ordinance.

Blowing Smoke: A look at OU’s Non-Smoking Policy

By Chris Peralta and Scott Wolchek September 23, 2013

OU’s smoking ban, Policy 475, began Sept. 1, but smokers can still be spotted puffing away throughout campus. Smoke typically wafts through the air outside of South Foundation Hall and outside of the...

Philosophy on the smoking policy

By guest writer Fritz McDonald August 23, 2013

The new non-smoking policy is reasonable. Smoking harms smokers and non-smokers alike. Innocent bystanders who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk of cancer and other diseases. Oakland University...

Updated smoking policy is a pain in the ashtray

August 6, 2013

Oakland University’s updated Non-Smoking Policy 475, updated November 2012, will officially be underway as of the Fall 2013 semester.Smoking, which OU defines as “the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette,...

Smoke and mirrors

August 5, 2013

Start sucking down those carcinogens, kids. Starting this fall, Oakland University is converting to a full-fledged non-smoking campus.Policy 475 expands upon the current 50-foot rule to encompass the entirety...

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