‘Hot spots’ remain despite University of Oregon’s adoption of tobacco-free policy
Cigarette butts litter Pioneer Cemetery and the edge of campus. Groups of students and staff are constantly finding new places to smoke, yet the University of Oregon is coming up on its second year anniversary of being a tobacco-free campus.
Can the university boast being tobacco free?
University Health Center Director of Health Promotion Paula Staight said she doesn’t have specific data regarding the decrease of smoking on campus, but has seen frequency of students smoking on campus has decreased.
Staight did recognize the fact that students are still smoking in the campus area.