College students can still light up after Brown vetoes smoking ban

From The Sacramento Bee

Score one for smokers.

On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a proposed ban on cigarettes and other tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, at all California State University and community college campuses.

our take

We’re disappointed in Governor Brown’s decision, which will slow the process of making California campuses smoke-free and risks the health of the 2.1 million students who attend community colleges in the state. But in vetoing the bill, Brown pointed out that California’s public colleges and universities have the power to save lives and develop tobacco-free policies. We will continue our work partnering with community colleges to develop and implement policies that get tobacco off their campuses, including our current grant opportunity for community colleges in California.
Amy Taylor
Senior Vice President, Community and Youth Engagement