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|Jump to full article: UWeekly (Columbus, OH), 2011-11-30|
Author: Tyler Davis
In a recent USA Today article, smoking is called a Right of Passage, a veritable representation of the freedom of being “of age” and on your own. It’s interesting to think of smoking as a Right of Passage as most college students were beaten to death with information about the hazards of smoking through health campaigns like TRUTH and D.A.R.E. Most people are aware that smoking stains your teeth, cigarettes are outrageously expensive and the habit will likely lead to some kind of health complication, if not death. So why does smoking seem so much more accepted during the college years? UWeekly asked smokers around campus what they thought of the idea of smoking as a Right of Passage in college. . . .
Campus abounds with smoker friendly options. Many restaurants and clubs offer outdoor patios and eating areas. There are also a number of smoking-centric businesses including Shisha Lounge or 1001 Nights, not to mention Puff N Stuff, The Import House and all the gas stations and grocery stores that stock cigarettes and more.
Smoking may be a Right of Passage for many college students, but no matter what, smoking is fairly embedded into OSU campus life.
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