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1 How can Kansas State University address the smoking problem on campus? We have an idea. For your listening and viewing pleasure we introduce to you……………..

2 Criteria 1.Must provide immediate relief of smoking problem 2.Must move to improve image of K-State 3.Must not incur unnecessary cost to reach desired effect

3 Operation: Smokebusters A plan, over time, to transform Kansas State University to a smoke-free campus

4 Kansas State Smokers We surveyed 100 students and asked questions regarding smoking and their opinions on the current smoking policy -12% of students surveyed smoke -86% of students said that second hand smoke bothers them while walking through campus -16% of students were pleased with the current smoking policy, while 60% of students were unaware of our current smoking policy -66% of students would be in support of a smoke free campus campus, while 24% were unsure of their opinion

5 The Dangers of Smoking 1 of every 5 deaths in America caused by smoking Estimated 443,000 annually More than HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, automobile accidents, suicides, and murders combined

6 The Dangers of Smoking cont. Responsible for 90% of lung cancer deaths in males. Responsible for 80% of lung cancer deaths in females.

7 The Dangers of Smoking cont. Can cause Coronary Heart Disease (#1 killer in America) Damages heart by: – Decrease oxygen to heart – Increase blood pressure and heart rate – Increase in blood clotting – Constricts blood vessels – Damages coronary arteries and blood vessels

8 The Dangers of Smoking cont. Unseen damage to fetus: – Preterm delivery – Low birth weight – Infertility – Stillborn child – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

9 Other Negative Aspects of Smoker-Friendly Campus -Littering Problems -Negative outlook for future students -Disease Problems from littered cigarettes

10 Statistics of smokers No Butts about it -According to WSJ, 19.3% of adults smoke -With a school with 25,000 students, almost 5,000 would smoke -How many cigarette butts is that?? -Cigarettes take over 15 years to decompose

11 There are now at least % smokefree campuses with no exemptions. Residential housing facilities are included, where they exist. Founded:1976 About:Defending nonsmokers' right to breathe smokefree air and exposing tobacco industry shenangians since Company Overview:Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to ensuring everyone's right to breathe smokefree air. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation. ANR takes on the tobacco industry at all levels of government

12 K-State Current Smoking Policy Smoking is a public health and fire hazard. Locations where smoking is allowed shall be restricted in order to: – (A) prevent infringements upon others – (B) create and maintain an environment that is in the best interests of the safety, health, and well being of all the users of university property.

13 K-State Current Smoking Policy Smoking is prohibited within 30 feet of marked entrances to university buildings. Is this policy really enforced? How many times have you walked into a building through a cloud of smoke…

14 K-State Current Smoking Policy The Building Authority is responsible for compliance with this policy at each building. -Who is building authority???? Unlawful smoking is a misdemeanor and is punishable under state or local law.

15 Smoke Policies in the Big 12 1/2 Missouri University: Smoke free by 2014 Baylor University: Smoking is banned from all indoor facilities. Iowa State University: Enacted in 2008, the schools policy bans smoking everywhere on campus and includes university vehicles. Kansas State University: Smoking is barred from university buildings and vehicles, save for smoking research in laboratories after the Department of Environmental Health and Safety approves the study. Smokers must stay 30 feet away from university buildings Oklahoma State University: The Cowboys have been smoke-free since Texas A&M University: A&M expanded their ban of smoking inside university buildings in The new rule prohibits smoking within 25 feet of doorways and covered walkways

16 Smoke Policies in the Big 12 2/2 University of Colorado: The universitys 2009 policy states that smokers must stay within designated outdoor areas. The university bars smoking in campus buildings and vehicles. University of Kansas: Enacted in 2010, the state ban on smoking on state property means no lighting up for KU indoors or within twenty feet of an opening. University of Nebraska: In 2009, smoking was barred from university buildings and within 10 feet of public entrances. The campus medical center is completely smoke-free. University of Oklahoma: The Sooners went smoke-free in University of Texas: Since 2002, smoking is allowed outside if 20 feet from any gate, entryway, arch, doorway and common path of travel, air intake or open window. However, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Disch-Falk Field and the Frank C. Erwin Center bar smoking completely.

17 Positives of a Smoke Free Campus -Positive Green image -Cut down on littering through campus -Positive image for prospective students -More money from alumni and donations -Safer for current students

18 Proposed Changes to Smoking Policy 1.Restrict smoking to designated smoking areas only. 2.Ticketing agency to address violators 3.100% smoking ban by 2016

19 SMOKE BUSTERS (Public Safety)

20 KSU Smokebusters 4 people split into 2-person teams Write $20 ticket for violators Utilize Public Safety vehicles for larger patrols

21 High Traffic Areas:

22 Smokebusters Ticketing Division Located with Parking services as well as the Public Safety office. Tickets would be added to ISIS just like Parking services currently does. Tickets also payable to campus police if violator is not a student.

23 Cost Four people, at $5/hour plus a 10% commission for each citation they give. Smoking benches: $ Smoking Huts: $1,500

24 Summary K-State Smokers Dangers of Smoking The Stats K-States Current Policy Rival Policies Proposed Policy Smoke Busters Cost Questions


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