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Kameron Schmid
Kameron Schmid is a fifth-semester student on the Current, where he serves as Multimedia editor. He previously served as Editor-in-chief, Arts and Culture editor, and Sports editor. He is majoring in journalism and plans to transfer after graduation.

1 Comment on "Head to Head: Should ARC adopt designated smoking areas?"

  1. Cameron, a lack of mutual respect is definitely the problem, but the onus is on the smoking minority to not impugn upon others and be respectful of boundaries. I started attending ARC back when the computer lab was in the basement of the library. Disrespectful smokers were problematic then, and I see no reason to believe smokers will somehow change their behavior and abide by current rules. They need negative feedback of some form, or else the undesired behavior will not change. My initial thought was citations for those in violation of the current policy, but designated areas also seems appropriate.

    For the record, I am not a fan of taxes or policies that beat up on smokers, but the impact of second-hand smoke is well-understood. Too many smokers simply don’t care about the rules we collectively set up for our protection.

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