Southern University becoming tobacco-free

Southern University becoming tobacco-free
Education
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 7:22pm

Southern University student Darian Prentiss is a smoker and he doesn't like it that his habit is about to get banned on campus,"I think it takes a little bit away from your rights," says Prentiss.

According to the Centers for Disease Control one out of every five Louisianans considers themselves a cigarette smoker, but will a tobacco ban on Southern's campus actually stop anybody from lighting up. "I don't really think it will make much of a difference because people believe rules are made to be broken," says Southern student Jonae Adams. "As far as making people personally stop. I doubt it," says Bryson Alexander.

Both Jonae Adams and Bryson Alexander are nonsmokers. They both feel the move is a step in the right direction for both the campus' looks and students' health. "Having the campus smoke-free would definitely make the campus a lot cleaner. It would be a lot fresher. So you won't have anyone interrupting your good day with smoke," says Alexander. "I have asthma. I can't take the smoke, not even just slight smoke. Can't take that."

Even Darian says the new ban might be a good thing because it might give him the push he needs to kick his habit once and for all, "It's gonna make me stop smoking."

Comments News Comments

Post new Comment