Georgia's public universities go smoke free

All 31 campuses within the University System of Georgia went officially smoke free Wednesday. That…

Georgia (Oct 2, 2014)All 31 campuses within the University System of Georgia went officially smoke free Wednesday. That means students can’t light up, use chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes anywhere at school. Kennesaw State University is one of the schools undergoing the change. WABE’s Michelle Wirth spoke with students and administrators at the university.

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Tre Robinson skateboards across Kennesaw’s campus. Robinson is a junior communications major who smokes one or two cigarettes a day. He said the change is unfair.

“It’s a violation of freedoms. You telling me what to do. It’s my choice. I should be able to exercise my choice,” said Robinson.

Nearby, sits junior Kayla Jefford. Jefford is a non-smoker who is studying to become a dental hygienist. She believes the change is positive…. 

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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