Penn State Students chime in on Juul, vaping phenomenon as President Eric Barron mulls over tobacco, smoke-free … – The Daily Collegian Online

Penn State community members have had their heads in the clouds for about a year or so now. Far from everybody is satisfied about it, though.

The vaporizer trend — smoking from electronic devices like a vape or Juul—has swept through Penn State over the past few years. The devices, commonly serving as alternatives to cigarettes, have not only brought anger and frustration to some, but confusion to many as to what is and isn’t “allowed” when it comes to smoking on the University Park campus.

As the community’s opinions continue to divide on the issue, the University Park Undergraduate Association has been working to create a “tobacco and smoke-free campus” policy. It hopes it will be given the green light to implement next school year.

According to UPUA Vice President Alex Shockley, the policy itself would aim to eliminate the existing designated smoking areas on campus and making all 24 Penn State campuses tobacco and smoke-free by the fall 2018 semester.

Shockley (senior-hospitality management) emphasized the task force behind the policy doesn’t want it to become about people “policing”

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