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Health and Wellness Coordinator Erica Wallace collected used cigarettes around campus within an hour that almost filled up the bear jar on her desk.

Millennials could be the generation to end smoking

Laurel Kraus, Managing Editor November 29, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 5.6 million of today’s Americans who are younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness if smoking continues at the...

A better yOU: Goodbye, OUSC

Katie Rose April 11, 2016

Oh, where to start. It has been a great year as the Oakland University Student Congress Environmental, Health, and Wellness Director.  Since my time in Student Congress has come to end, I am going to...

Fuming mad

By Brian Figurski September 24, 2013

Despite the enactment of Policy 475, swarms of smokers post up underneath OU Clean Air signs around campus and indulge their daily habits.They’re pretty upset about being told what they’re allowed...

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...

The smoking ban: No enforcement at all?

By Jake Alsko September 11, 2013

While I was watching the Men’s soccer game on Friday, I witnessed a pretty amusing exchange between an event staff member and an unreasonable student arguing over the new smoking policy. Here goes my...

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,...

Oaklands smoking ban is not a smokers choice

Oakland’s smoking ban is not a smoker’s choice

By Chris Peralta August 6, 2013

With the start of the Fall 2013 semester, Oakland University will be smoke-free. Here’s what you need to know:The non-smoking policy, Policy 475, states: “Smoking is prohibited on all University owned...

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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