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Will Georges, former Stony Brook University student, smokes a cigarette outside the Union. Will is favorable of the smoking ban that is scheduled to come into effect in the spring semester, as he wants to quit smoking. TAYLOR HA/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook is not a tobacco-free campus

Andrew Goldstein September 3, 2017
Seeing Stony Brook truly becoming tobacco free would be a breath of fresh air.
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The holiday for stoners and students

The holiday for stoners and students

Michael Kohut April 17, 2016
Let’s add 4/20 to the all too short list of days that us Seawolves get a break from class.
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Letter to the Editor: Tobacco plan is disrespectful and unnecessary

Letter to the Editor: Tobacco plan is disrespectful and unnecessary

Letter to the Editor November 10, 2015
It certainly would be nice to know why the Administration finds this particular bit of unreasonable prohibitionism so incredibly necessary.
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Campus Briefing: campus policy changes explained

Campus Briefing: campus policy changes explained

Chereen James October 23, 2015
Judith Greiman, Marjolie Leonard and Timothy Ecklund spoke at the USG senate meeting to deliver a clearer understanding about the recent changes to university policies.
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Will Georges, former Stony Brook University student, smokes a cigarette outside the Union. Will is favorable of the smoking ban that is scheduled to come into effect in the spring semester, as he wants to quit smoking. TAYLOR HA/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook to ban tobacco on campuses starting in 2016

Jessica Chin September 18, 2015
The use of tobacco products will be banned on all Stony Brook campuses starting Jan. 1, according to the tobacco-free policy approved by the Office of the President in July.
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PHOTO CREDIT: JOE ABBRUSCATO

Streetlight concert’s new date has students fired up

Michael Kohut April 7, 2015
Streetlight Manifesto is back and set to perform on 4/20, which is fantastic news for students who were left disjointed following its January cancellation.
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Art by JeriAnne Vestuto

Proposed tobacco ban impractical and unreasonable

Joseph Konig October 2, 2014
President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. announced recently that he is in the extremely preliminary stages of banning tobacco products from all Stony Brook properties.
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The problem with banning tobacco at SBU

Joseph Konig September 30, 2014
As a white male who went to public school in New York, I would be remiss if I claimed to have never tried various tobacco products.
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Police blotter for the week of Monday. Sept. 15

Kelly Frevele September 25, 2014

On Monday, Sept. 15, there was a report of a theft in the amount of $400 in the Campus Recreation Center. The case is still open. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, there was a report of six individuals smoking...

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Stanleys possible tobacco ban still smokey

Stanley’s possible tobacco ban still smokey

Chelsea Katz September 23, 2014
University President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. and his Chief Deputy Edward Summers are at the helm of an initiative to potentially ban tobacco on all of Stony Brook’s campuses.
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Tobacco legislation will not curtail smoking

Anusha Mookherjee April 8, 2014
In a close vote, Suffolk County voted to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21. Currently, the age to purchase in Nassau County is 19, and the legal age to purchase tobacco will soon be going up to 21 in New York City. Lawmakers seem to believe banning substances is the proper step to stop teens from smoking, drinking and finding even stronger (and more dangerous) substances to use. However, it is clear through patterns we have seen in history, and even among friend groups, that the laws only promote crime and an illegal black market.
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Cigarettes, long a symbol of sexual prowess and masculinity, are a staple in most post-coital movie scenes. (POLINA MOVCHAN / THE STATESMAN)

Reefer? I hardly know her!

Sophie Carr February 11, 2014
Socially, humanity has adopted a multitude of conventions and mannerisms to compliment any social setting. But what about etiquette in social bedding? Surely propriety can resume once all frivolous activities come to a sticky end. Will there ever be a remedy for the awkward exchange of morning-after eye contact?
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