Administration debates smoking restrictions on campus

By Lauren Belcher |

Dean of Student Services Daniel Stewart made a special appearance at Student Government Association’s first meeting of the new semester to discuss plans for revising smoking restrictions on campus.

He and several other administrators, including Flagler College President William T. Abare, Jr., have discussed the smoking problem on campus and came up with a three-part amendment to the current policy.

According to Flagler’s Safety and Security policies the current smoking policy was enacted around the same time as the 1994 Florida Clean Air Act. “Flagler College prohibits smoking inside any campus building by employees, students or visitors. This ban includes but is not limited to: residence hall rooms, the dining room, snack bar, classrooms, corridors, restrooms, stairways, entry ways, laboratories, work shops, the library, and conference rooms. The smoking of clove or sage cigarettes on the campus is prohibited. Possession or use of a hookah on campus is also prohibited.”

Abare wanted Stewart to present the proposed smoking amendment to SGA to see the reaction from its members. There are three parts to the amendment: no chewing tobacco in any of the above mentioned buildings, no smoking in both breezeways from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and no smoking within 50 feet of the west entrance to Kenan Hall.

Stewart said these amendments are not set in stone, and were created by a subcommittee to the Staff Welfare Committee.

Audio of Dean Stewart’s Smoking Restriction Presentation to SGA with Q&A Session

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