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A 2017 poll showed roughly 80 percent of students supported a smoke-free campus.

Campaign to Eliminate Smoking at Fordham Persists

March 27, 2019

David Vassar, a reference and instruction librarian, is leading a campaign that aims to eliminate all smoking on campus.

Juuls are a common sight on Fordham's campuses.

Juul Popularity Soars on Campus

March 4, 2019

Sophia Mazurowski, FCLC ’21, warned of the dangers of Juuling that are not immediately obvious. “The way I started, and the way it seems most people start, is that it seems fun and harmless at first,” she said. “If you’re not careful, it’s easy to become addicted.”

While smoking is down for young adults, many college students still struggle with this harmful addiction. (ADRIANA BALSAMO-GALLINA/THE OBSERVER)

The Solution to Smoking: Just Don’t Do It

February 22, 2017

By MADELYN CASALE Contributing Writer Most of us have been raised on the knowledge that smoking neg...

David Vassar, a reference librarian at Quinn, talked to various students about the harms of smoking. (ANDRONIKA ZIMMERMAN/THE OBSERVER)

University Hosts Annual Great Fordham Smokeout

November 22, 2016

By ISABELLA ROXAS Contributing Writer On Wed. Nov. 17, Fordham University at Lincoln Center (FCL...

Smokers at Fordham Lincoln Center will have to stand at least 50 feet from all entrances when smoking. (JESSE CARLUCCI/THE OBSERVER)

New Policies Ban Smoking at LC Entrances

April 7, 2016

By BEN MOORE Managing/Online Editor Over spring break, the Department of Facilities Operations ba...

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to the press about the administration's proposals to reduce gun violence after meeting with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House February 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Students React to Smoker-Aimed Legislation

November 3, 2013

  By IAN McKENNA and TAYLER BENNETT Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor Published: November 3, 2013 New York City lawmakers passed a bill tha...

Michael Phelps Controversy

June 13, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 Early this year, a British tabloid published photos of swimming star and record-breaking gold medalist Michael Phelps smoking from a bong. Phelps quickly apologized for what he called “behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment,” but still the incident sparked...

Fordham Students Continue to Smoke Despite Knowledge of Health Risks

June 4, 2011

Other New Yorkers Smoke Less; Research Indicates This is a Result of Stricter Laws By Anndrew Vacca Staff Writer Published: October 16, 2008 “Smoking adds to the social ambiance of college. It’s an excuse to run into people and strike up a conversation,” said Catherine Alvino, a sophomore at Fordham Col...

Why Fordham Should Be Smoke-Free

May 27, 2011

By JOSHUA CRUZ Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Fordham University should be a completely smoke-free environment in order to promote a healthy smoke-free lifestyle for students. At least that’s what its PR department should say. All of Fordham University Lincoln Center should be smoke-free, including ...