Potential Problem For Campus Wide Smoking Ban?
I don't smoke. I hate smoke. Nevertheless I do not support a campus-wide (outdoor) smoking ban.
From the Chronicle of Higher Education:
May 27, 2009
Labor Board Overrules Campus-Smoking Ban at 14 Pennsylvania Universities
After eight long months, smokers on 14 college campuses in Pennsylvania can light up once again.
Pennsylvania’s Labor Relations Board last week overturned a new policy that had banned smoking — both indoors and outside — across the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, The Patriot-News, a Harrisburg newspaper, reported. The labor board, reversing a ruling by a hearing examiner, said that government and other public-sector employers, including colleges and schools, had no authority to prohibit smoking without negotiating the matter with, and gaining the consent of, their unions.