I am a student at Heartland Community College and I think they should ban smoking on the campus. I do not agree with the smoking sections that are provided for the students because they are right outside of the entrance to the building.
Every day when I walk to class, I am constantly surrounded by smoke when entering the building. It is nearly impossible to sit outside at the tables that are provided without having to deal with the smoke. I do not feel that I should have to suffer when I choose not to smoke.
Illinois State has recently passed the smoking ban on their campus and I feel that it would be very beneficial to Heartland Community College if they did the same.
I understand that it is the person’s choice to smoke, and I do not have a problem with that. I just do not feel that it is fair, or necessary, to do so in a public school setting.