University Of California Students Reflect On Proposed Smoking Bans

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's hard to find people smoking on the UC Davis campus these days. On a recent visit during summer recess, nobody was smoking in the quads or social areas.

According to a recent survey, more than 90 percent of students at UC Davis are nonsmokers.

When asked their reaction to University of California President Mark Yudof's quest to make all UC campuses smoke-free by the end of 2013, the students shrugged.

"I honestly don't know why people are bothering so much," said Treva Kennedy, 22, a senior linguistics major at UC Davis. "I don't smoke, and I don't like it. That's why it should be kept away from buildings."

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