Smoking rules create a haze of confusion

Smoking rulesKris Jackson, a sophomore anthropology major at West Chester University, understands the reasoning behind the new smoking ban at his school. It’s the scope that he thinks too drastic.

“Asking people to smoke in designated areas is not that much to ask,” said Jackson, 19, as he puffed on a cigarette yesterday. “Asking people to stop is a lot to ask.”

A sweeping ban on smoking instituted last week at West Chester and all other state-owned universities has produced more confusion than clarity so far.

The ban goes further than the new Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits smoking inside most public buildings and workplaces.