User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


60° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

USD Students Getting Used To Smoking Ban

January 23, 2013, 5:47 AM by Kellee Azar

USD Students Getting Used To Smoking Ban
VERMILLION, SD -

Going smoke-free is a movement taking the nation by storm. Many restaurants, cities and even schools have decided to make the switch.  And a South Dakota university recently added itself to the list.

There are many mixed emotions when it comes to the USD campus being smoke-free. But it seems the student body is on board and for one main reason: keeping their campus as healthy as possible.

When walking around the campus you shouldn't find any cigarette butts around. That's because as of this month, the entire campus is smoke-free.

"I definitely thought it was a good idea.  You could smell it in the mornings and stuff when you would walk out and that's not too good but," student Schad Wilson said.

And many of the students agree it's a good move by the university to allow all students to stay healthy.

"I think it's a good thing, I don't think people should have to put up with smoke if they don't have to.  So I don't mind it," student Matt Nagel said.

"Just keeping a clean campus and letting everybody live happy," Wilson said.

The university isn't saying its students can't smoke, just that they can't smoke on campus. So Wilson says smokers are finding another place.

"They are definitely going across the street and that's nice too because smoke doesn't travel," Wilson said.

While it may be a pain for smokers, many students are happy with the decision, especially since it was one that was pushed by the student body.

"I don't smoke so I really didn't think much of it.  But I thought it was good for everyone else that doesn't smoke," Nagel said.

"Yeah definitely, because it's keeping it healthy and that's good," Wilson said.

USD has been smoke-free for less than a month and administrators say they haven't had any problems with students since the switch.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

SD College Denied Nursing Program Accreditation

4/12/2014 1:57 PM

Aberdeen's Presentation College's nursing program has been denied a continuance of its national accreditation.

Full Story
SF Schools To Start Before Labor Day

4/14/2014 9:55 PM

The board voted to approve the school calendars for the next three years, all of them including a start date before Labor Day.

Full Story
Rejected Bids Won't Cause Major Delay For School

4/13/2014 10:15 AM

Officials in Pierre say the rejection of two bids for a major construction phase of a new elementary school won't have a significant impact in the...

Full Story
From Bounce House To Sanford Castle

4/17/2014 5:55 PM

Brandon elementary students had a chance to work off some pre-Easter energy by hopping like bunnies through a jump house Thursday. It all has to do wi...

Full Story | Watch
USD Med School Expanding Class Size In Fall 2015

4/14/2014 3:14 PM

The University of South Dakota is expanding its medical school class size starting in the fall of 2015.

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED