Good news: The University of Maryland is following the lead of colleges around the country by making its entire campus smokefree, The Washington Post reports.
This is common sense. Secondhand smoke is carcinogenic and poses dangers to nonsmokers. We hear many complaints from people who resent having to suck up a lot of smoke as they enter and exit buildings.
Towson University has been smokefree since 2010. And guess what? The school is still standing!
Smokefree DC and the Center for Tobacco Regulation at the University of Maryland last year urged colleges throughout the area to go smokfree.
The only bad news is that the University of Maryland is taking a long time to make the switch: June 30, 2013, is the deadline.