A 2008 policy change limited smoking on campus. Unofficial smoking areas like the flagpole in Polk Place originated in response.
, also known as vapor products.
“We would only involve DPS if we felt students weren’t being compliant with the situation,” Bartholomew said. “If (a resident adviser) asks a student to stop smoking and they stop smoking, it wouldn’t be an issue.”
First-year Henry Wrobel said he sometimes smokes in areas outside of the traditional smoking areas. He said he has smoked within 100 feet of a building before, but he has never had a problem with it.
“Nobody’s ever said anything to me about it,” Wrobel said. “If someone with legitimate authority asked me to move, I would.”
Wrobel said he agrees with the school policies. “I think they’re reasonable. I don’t see any reason why not to follow them — I mean, I’m polite,” he said.
DPS has only had to issue citations a couple of times, Young said, and the citations were when the policy was first enforced almost a decade ago.
“Since that time it’s only been warnings, within a facility like a parking deck,” Young said. “We may inspect, but if there’s nothing worth pressing, we move them along, just warn them, educate them.
“Most people just want to be educated.”
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