Woods calls on BC campuses to go smoke-free

July 5, 2019

In spite of the demonstrable health risks of smoking, only two campuses in British Columbia have gone 100% smoke-free, writes Patricia Woods. The author attributes campus leaders’ reluctance to ban smoking to several possible factors, including outdated opinions about smoking-related health risks or concerns about deterring potential international students from countries where smoking remains an acceptable norm. After refuting these positions, the author calls on all of BC’s colleges and universities to ban smoking immediately. Vancouver Sun (BC)