Thursday, June 18, 2009
A campus-wide smoking ban that was implemented at 14 state colleges last fall has been lifted. The ban was overturned after the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Facilities challenged it two times, with the first being unsuccessful. This means the schools will return to the policies that were in place from last September. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Spokesperson Kenn Marshall says the ban was only intended to follow the statewide policy, but groups have been working together to make everyone happy with a compromise. He says each campus individually will work with constituents to form an acceptable policy for smokers and nonsmokers alike.