Breaking News: Research Office surveys opinions on campus tobacco use

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Sacramento City College has recently implemented designated smoking areas on its campus, whereas American River College's current policy allows smoking anywhere that is at least 30 feet away from any door. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

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Update: Students have also received the survey on smoking and tobacco use in their Los Rios email accounts.

American River College faculty and staff received a survey from the ARC Research Office Monday regarding smoking and tobacco use on campus.

The email sent to faculty and staff, which includes a link to the survey, says that “in early May, we expect to share with you any changes in our approach to regulating smoking and tobacco use at American River College.”

There are three choices that was offered in the survey: to keep the smoking policy as it is, to create designated smoking areas or turn ARC into a smoke free campus.

Associated Student Body Student Senate Vice President Leslie Milan Fisher said that she was for designated smoking areas to be implemented at ARC.

“We should be fair to non-smokers who are allergic and don’t like smoking and have designated areas for smokers,” said Fisher.

The survey will be open from April 6 to 14.

The Current will update this story as more information become available.

Matthew Wilke contributed to this report.