Motion for Smoking Ban on Campus
- Original Motion
Whereas cigarette smoking is known to cause death, as well as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, cancer and other health effects, such as infertility and stillbirth; and
- Whereas, in an effort to protect nonsmokers, many laws have been passed that prohibit smoking in public places, such as restaurants, airports, and health care facilities; and
- Whereas the use of designated smoking areas on the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo campus has neither been embraced by smokers nor enforced by security personnel; and
- Whereas as of January 2013, 825 campuses nationwide have already banned tobacco and/or smoking;
- Therefore, be it resolved that the Faculty Congress recommends that the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo become a non-smoking, tobacco-free campus.
UH Hilo Faculty Congress Vote: Yes – 16, No – 0, Abstain - 1
The Chancellor sent the motion to Marcia Sakai (VC Administrative Affairs) to "examine the steps necessary to create and implement a campus-wide non-smoking plan and to recommend a plan to me by the end of the fall 2013 semester"