Nowadays, it seems that cigarettes are seen between the fingers of more and more college students. It is a daily practice in many students’ lives, but the harmful effect from smoking can be unpredictable. Non-smokers often feel angry that they have to suffer the second-hand smoke produced in the air, or even have to smell smoke when they are in their dorms. Even though it is prohibited to smoke indoors at Juniata, some people still would prefer smoking should be banned in Juniata. Let’s see what Juniatians think about smoking issues at Juniata.
Ansley Xiao ’13, international student from China: “I don’t think smoking should be banned from Juniata. But it might be a good idea to have a smoking area provided for smokers on campus. It can satisfy the smokers demand for consuming tobacco, and protect non-smokers from the harmful chemicals from smoke.”
Rachel Wang ’13, international student from China: “I’m a non-smoker, but I don’t think smoking should be banned in Juniata. Mainly because I think everyone has freedom of choice whether to smoke or not, and it’s a personal issue.”
John Apostolides ’13, Pittsburgh, PA: “No, I don’t think smoking should be banned. I don’t believe in smoking, but some people do.”
Kevin Li ’12, international student from China:”I think smoking is very harmful to the human body, but it would be violating human rights if smoking is banned in such a big area. And it is their choice to smoke or not.”
Shawn D. Shumaker ’12, Hollidaysburg, PA: “Smoking shouldn’t be banned from Juniata. Even though I’m not a smoker, and I don’t really like the smell in the buildings, but I think is some people choose to smoke, then we should respect their decision.”
-Helen Hu ’13, Juniata Online Journalist