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The George Washington University Administration: Adopt a smoke free campus policy for GWU
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The George Washington University Administration: Adopt a smoke free campus policy for GWU

    1. Colonials for Clean Air
    2. Petition by

      Colonials for Clean Air

Secondhand smoke contains over 5,000 chemical substances, at least 50 of which are known to cause cancer. The first global study into the effects of passive smoking estimated it causes 600,000 deaths every year. Passive smoking has also been found to significantly and independently increase the risk of cervical cancer.

For the past four years Colonials for Clean Air has been making efforts to get GWU a smoke free campus status. This will protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke exposure.The goal of Colonials for Clean Air is to promote a healthy GWU. 

As per American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation's July 2012 report,774 University & college campuses in US have already adopted a smoke free or tobacco free campus policy. This is a high time now that GWU also adopts a similar policy and sets an example demonstrating its commitment toward community health.
We appeal to the GWU students and faculty to sign this petition and show their support in favour of a 'Smoke free GWU campus'.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Natalie Green WASHINGTON, DC
      • 12 months ago

      I am tired of having to speed my way past Gelman because there's so much cigarette smoke.

    • Joann Dunkes REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
      • about 1 year ago

      Have family member who died from direct results of smoking and a granddaughter very involved in anti-smoking group for teens.

    • Fabienne Spier WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      As a French person, I appreciate so much living in a country where one can breathe well in most places.

    • Angela Bonham WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      The health of non-smokers should not be at risk. Some students enjoy healthy lungs.

    • silene de almeida WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      can't stand cigarette smelling.


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