The American River Current

Opinion: Students question where to smoke

Cigarette butt left on campus. Due to ARC's ban on smoking, student's question where to smoke. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

James Saling

February 21, 2017

American River College’s ban on the use of tobacco products on campus at the beginning of the fall semester has left many cigarette smokers and vape-pen users wondering where it is acceptable to smoke. Some smokers, chewers, vapors and other tobacco users may feel scrutinized regarding their ha...

ARC students have varying reactions to the new campus-wide smoking ban

American River College students expressed reactions both positive and negative to the new campus ban on smoking that went into effect on Jan. 1. (Photo By Kyle Elsasser)

Shiavon Chatman and Hannah Darden

January 29, 2016

By Hannah Darden and Shiavon Chatman American River College’s new smoking ban is affecting all students and faculty, but even amongst the complaints, those who must now leave campus for their smoke breaks are not too upset with the change. ARC’s smoking ban, which went into effect on Jan. 1...

Smoking to still be allowed in cars, on sidewalk

Matt Paiva smokes a cigarette in front of Davies Hall beneath a sign alerting students to the change in American River College policy that will ban tobacco use effective Jan. 1. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

November 9, 2015

Implementing American River College President Thomas Greene’s decision to ban tobacco on campus beginning Jan. 1 is up to a committee of administration, faculty, staff and students that meets on the second Thursday of each month in the administration building. “The decision has been made,” said...

Letter to the editor: Electronic cigarettes are dangerous to health

Letter to the editor: Electronic cigarettes are dangerous to health

November 3, 2015

To the Editor: A recent opinion article in the Current contained misleading claims about e-cigarettes. It offered a flawed argument for not including them in the new tobacco-free campus policy that protects all students and staff starting in January. A growing number of studies raise concern about ...

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