Posted: Oct 12, 2012 6:00 PM by Ben Trotter
MSU officials are enforcing slightly harsher penalties on those caught repeatedly smoking on campus.
Ten students, all warned repeatedly for smoking on campus, were 'written up' and referred to the Dean of Students this week. The new enforcement measures are intended to stop students from breaking the newly enacted smoking ban.
The ban, in effect since August 1st of this year, hasn't had draconian enforcement efforts. According to Tracy Ellig, MSU Spokesman, "if someone wants to smoke they have to go to the edge of campus, to one of the sidewalk edges where they can use tobacco." Ellig says most seem to have adapted to the ban quite well.
However not all on campus are pleased. Diane Steffan, 10 year employee at MSU's School of Film and Photography, says "my smoking is no one's business but my own, I'm not a rude smoker, I don't blow smoke in anybody's face".