Upon investigating the viability of a smoke-free or tobacco-free campus policy, the Student Life Council discovered that Berry is, in some cases, out of compliance with the Georgia Smokefree Air Act of 2005. See link in the next column under "General resources" for the Georgia Smokefree Air Act of 2005.
Berry needs to make language
and practice adjustments.
distance – 15 feet to 20 feet per Americans for Non-Smokers Rights
- Smokefree entryway, or "reasonable
distance," laws require that no smoking occur within a certain distance
(usually 15-25 feet) of doorways, operable windows, and air intake vents of
smokefree buildings. These policies help prevent secondhand smoke from drifting
back into the building. The policies also allow employees and customers to
access the building without walking through clouds of smoke.