As a college student, I prefer that smoking be prohibited at Modesto Junior College. All across our campus, college students are lighting up at an alarming rate. Smoking is a messy and unhealthy habit that many students get addicted to because of different personal issues that they may encounter in life. Even though it is significant to the smoker to have a cigarette at the desired time, it is equally important to think about the other students that this spiteful habit is harming.
I abhor walking by students who are smoking cigarettes because it hurts me when I get affected by the smoke of the cigarettes. Separation of smokers and nonsmokers in the same air space may reduce the exposure of nonsmokers to tobacco smoke. When people breathe secondhand smoke on a regular basis, their lungs are affected, just as is the smoker.
Campus smoking should be banned because it keeps the campus cleaner and it reduces risks of creating an unhealthy environment for the students.
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