Environmental impact of cigarette butts

Smoking is seen by some as fun and recreational, but there are still serious dangers that from smoking. These dangers not only inflict harm on those who smoke or those around the smoker but also the Earth. This is not just about the dangers of smoking overall, but the importance of removing the real stressor on the environment, cigarette butts.

Cabell Library implements new smoking policy

VCU Senior Laura Veit (left) said she didn’t know of the new library smoking policy. The library has signs that state the new policy printed on the entrance doors. Photo by Amber-Lynn Taber.

A recent increase in complaints from students and visitors at James Branch Cabell Library has prompted the building to implement a new smoking policy that says smoking is prohibited 50 feet in front of the building’s main entrances.