- Appalachian Students, Faculty, and Staff
- Appalachian State Univ.
As of July 1st 2007 NC Universities were given the right to regulate smoking at properties owned or leased by the university.
Appalachian State took full advantage of this and, as of January 2008, had banned smoking within 50 feet of all campus buildings. The high annual rainfall and atrocious winter weather of Boone make for an unpleasant outdoor smoking environment. Ashtrays and cigarette receptacles were removed from building entrances and put "wherever possible".
Simply put, reinstallation of the ashtrays was neglected and now our campus is severely lacking in this area. Cigarette butts are piling up, while the lack of ashtrays tempts smokers to use trash cans instead causing a fire hazard.
We, the undersigned, call on Appalachian State University to cut the "50 foot rule" to twenty five feet and to reinstall at least half as many ashtrays as were once present on our fair campus.
The Stop unfair campus smoking policies petition to Appalachian Students, Faculty, and Staff was written by Erik Tveidt and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.