Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass students, staff have different opinions on smoking ban

By Rose Gottlieb

November 21, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, News

At the beginning of the year, UMass adopted a new tobacco policy that prohibited the use of any tobacco products on campus. However, almost one semester after the policy was first implemented, there are mixed opinions on how effecti...

Campus Perspective: Students voice opinions on smoking ban policy

By Emily Felder

March 10, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Campus Perspectives, Health & Wellness, News Multimedia, Videos, Web-Exclusive

The response to the upcoming changes remains varied, with some praising the initiative of creating a healthier place to work and study, while others are concerned about the infringement of personal rights. The campus-wide tobacco...

Ready or not, University ban of on-campus tobacco use approaches

By Brian Bevilacqua

March 4, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The act of lighting up a cigarette or using tobacco on campus will soon be snuffed. Effective July 1, a University of Massachusetts policy will ban the use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco as well as electronic cigarettes. Smoking inside personal vehicles on ca...

Education better than ban

By Alexander Delegas

February 19, 2013

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

You may have noticed an email from University of Massachusetts Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy about an upcoming smoking ban. It is a pathetic attempt by the University to govern personal behavior. Prohibition is never the answer;...

Hampshire Mall going tobacco free

By Jackson Alexander

April 12, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

The Hampshire Mall, located off of Route 9, will ban all tobacco products both inside and outside its property in an effort to provide a better shopping experience for customers, starting Thursday, May 31, said general ma...

SGA reconsiders smoking ban motions

By Sam Hayes

November 16, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

Motions initially brought forth last week at a University of Massachusetts Student Government Association (SGA) Senate meeting were re-presented, reconsidered and rewritten during a Senate meeting Monday night. But unlike last week’s l...

SGA to create and present alternative to smoking ban

By Sam Hayes

November 9, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

In a marathon legislative session Monday night, the University of Massachusetts Student Government Association (SGA) Senate voted to create an alternative to a tobacco ban passed by the school’s Faculty Senate earlier this year...

Smoking Out the Smokers

By Staff

April 14, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In case the spring weather has had you distracted the past few weeks from the news, our campus has been in the middle of an intense discussion in regards to banning any and all tobacco products on our campus. No longer will the 20 feet away from buildings smoking policy stand, the l...

UMass Faculty Senate to vote today on whether to ban smoking on campus

By Matthew M. Robare

April 7, 2011

Filed under Campus News

A University of Massachusetts Faculty Senate proposal that would ban the use of tobacco products on campus will be voted on this afternoon, but several students say that their ardent feelings on cigarettes won’t be quenched...

SGA request delay of potential smoke-free campus policy

By Ashley Berger

April 7, 2011

Filed under SGA

Student Government Association members have approved a motion to send a recommendation to the Chancellor asking him not to approve any smoke-free or tobacco-free policy until it is approved by both the SGA and the Graduate Student Senate (GSS). “The faculty s...

A non-smoker student against the tobacco ban

By Melissa Mahoney

April 7, 2011

Filed under Columns

Walking through campus on a daily basis, one can see smokers (and their abandoned cigarette butts) throughout campus. While not as prevalent as it was in our parents’ generation, smoking is still popular among college-aged individuals....

Smoke-free playgrounds

By Alison Bowler

November 14, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this week, a measure was put in place banning the use of tobacco products in public parks and playing fields in my hometown. Those caught using tobacco products will be subject to a $300 fine and a ticket issued by the...