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Stony Brook isn’t tobacco-free — and it shouldn’t be

Mike Adams December 2, 2018
Stony Brook University banned the use of tobacco products on campus at the start of 2016. Still, the sight of students sucking down smoke around Frank Melville's old estate is far from uncommon.
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A cigarrette on the Stony Brook Campus in 2013. The university enacted a smoking ban on Jan. 1 2016. KATE CHRISA/STATESMAN FILE

Smoking ban shows success, Stanley considers citations

Michaela Kilgallen and Mahreen Khan November 27, 2016
Nearly 11 months after the Stony Brook University administration banned the use of all tobacco products on campus, students are starting to notice results.
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Stony Brook 2015: A year in photos

Stony Brook 2015: A year in photos

The Statesman December 31, 2015
2015 was filled with diverse cultural events, student activism, and athletic upsets for Stony Brook. Here are our editors' picks of some of the year's most influential moments
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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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Stubbed cigarettes littered the ground outside the Melville Library during the Fall 2015 semester. Stony Brook announced a ban on the use of tobacco products on campus in September, and the ban will go into effect on Jan. 1. TAYLOR HA/THE STATESMAN

Without enforcement, tobacco-free plan will burn out

Jonathon Kline September 30, 2015
“Hey, we don’t think you guys should smoke,” is about as useful as trying to tell a pre-med student that they’ll do alright on their BIO 203 midterm.
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Evan Artza, a senior psychology major, smokes a cigarette outside of the Javits Lecture Center. Stony Brook forbids smoking within 25 feet of any on-campus building. MEGAN MILLER / THE STATESMAN

Campus briefing: USG discusses tobacco-free campus

Arielle Martinez March 30, 2015
The USG Senate discussion regarding tobacco came in the midst of a SUNY-wide effort to ban tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco, on all SUNY campuses.
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Current smoking policy needs no alteration

John Sagliocca October 3, 2013
The smoking policy the school has now is perfect and should not be changed. This policy worked for a very long time and I expect it to keep on working for much longer. What makes this policy perfect is that it gives people freedom but not too much freedom.
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Dana Rasamny, a junior English major at Stony Brook University, enjoys a cigarette outside of the Student Activities Center. Students like Rasamny will not be persecuted for smoking on SUNY campuses for at least another ten years. (JESUS PRICHARDO / THE STATESMAN)

SUNY Tobacco-Free Policy Goes Up In Smoke

Will Welch September 3, 2013
Contrary to the announcement made last semester, Stony Brook University will not be tobacco-free in 2014, following the New York State Legislature’s failure to pass a State University of New York-wide tobacco ban during the 2013 legislative session.
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