The American River Current

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 ...

Opinion: Vaping shouldn’t be a part of the smoking ban

An American River College student takes a hit from his vaporizer. Vaping, along with smoking, will be banned at ARC starting on Jan. 1. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

October 6, 2015

The original headline of this story stated "Vaping shouldn't be apart of the smoking ban." The actual opinion being presented is that "Vaping shouldn't be a part of the smoking ban." American River College is scheduled to become a smoke, tobacco and vapor-free campus on Jan. 1, 2016, but many at ARC,...

Tobacco use to be banned at ARC beginning in 2016

Tobacco use on the American River College campus is scheduled to become prohibited starting next January.

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

July 7, 2015

American River College is scheduled to become tobacco free on Jan. 1, 2016, the first campus to do so among the Los Rios colleges. President Thomas Greene decided to institute a ban of tobacco on campus after the results of a survey conducted last April showed that breathing in secondhand smoke bothers 86 percent of students and 93 percent...

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