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Motion for Smoking Ban on Campus

  • Original Motion
  • May 13, 2013

  • 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"