Rohwer: Smoking it out

Freshman Kelsey Rohwer argues that GW should take steps toward becoming a smoke free campus.

Starting today, the University of Kentucky is a tobacco-free place.

Members of the UK community aren’t alone. In 2007, 43 college campuses were smoke-free. Now that number is closer to 60. It’s time for GW to follow suit.

Smoking cigarettes is unlike any other vice. Most vices are exclusive to the perpetrator, but smoking is forced upon others through second-hand smoke, which has become the third leading cause of preventable death, according to studies from the Center for Tobacco Policy Research.

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