Goal: Smoke-free campus
Three Step Plan
1)Post signs on campus building entrances and ban all campus-sponsored events involving tobacco
2)Create smoking zones in parking lots
3)Completely smoke free
Step 1: Ensure that signs are posted on all building entrances; No smoking within 50* feet of building entrances; Ban all campus sponsored events that promote tobacco.
Step 2: Smoking zones will include all parking lots as long as the smoker is at least 50* feet away from a campus building entrances; There are over fifteen parking lots within campus borders. Smokers should not have a problem reaching one during this initial phase; Student exposure to secondhand smoke will be greatly reduced.
Step 3: Smoking prohibited everywhere within campus borders; Smoking inside of cars negotiable; No exposure to secondhand smoke on Homewood Campus.
*The 50 foot area was chosen at the time of the proposal writing based on discussions with currently practicing smoke-free universities. After further communications with other universities, and in light of new research, this number is being reevaluated to potentially drop to 25-30 feet.
This blog is not meant to be a comprehensive alternative to the formal HKB Smoke-free Campus Policy Proposal. If you would like more information regarding data and research, or to request a copy of the formal proposal in its current state, please do not hesitate to contact HKB at HopkinsKicksButts@gmail.com. We are more than happy to supply you with any supporting documentation and further explainations.