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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Student Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 29, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18908.

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Transcript Out of 33,000 students, 1900 voted on the referendum. Eighty-five percent of these people supported the SMOKING BAN Smokers fumed outside the Satellite as March 1 marked the first day of the UH smoking ban. The ban was introduced as a referendum last spring during the Students' Association presidential elections. Out of 33,000 students, 1900 voted on the referendum. Eighty-five percent of these people supported the smoking ban. Rain pounded the campus when more than 30 students huddled under the three-foot canopy outside the Satellite. Showing their anger, the students rebelled by blowing smoke into the restaurant from outside. Eventually, they took their "rightful place" inside the old smokers' section of the cafeteria. As the students entered the restaurant, some of them ripped down the new no-smoking sign and burned it with their cigarette lighters. "When I was outside, I couldn't study. Now I'm here and smoking and I plan to study," said Farida Midni, a freshman international relations major. Students questioned the importance of the ban as the Satellite management did nothing to enforce the new policy. "It's obvious they don't have the ability to keep up this new policy. What are they going to do, spend money on people who can specifically police smokers?" asked Vanessa Johnson, a sophomore psychology major. The new policy was meant to be enforced by the supervisor of whichever establishment smokers are caught in. If a student does not respond, the student's name will be sent to the Dean of Students office. At this point, the case "The boycott begins to morrow, March 2. would be heard by a student judiciary committee. "There isn't really any clear punishment. A student can be heard by a student board," said Russell Hruska, Students' Association president. "I guess in the worst situation you could ultimately be expelled," he added. The students, who remained outside the Satellite, discussed plans of action as cigarette butts formed dirty piles directly outside two of the four entrances to the restaurant. "The boycott begins tomorrow, March 2. They took away our rights- why should we give them our money?" asked Thalia Christy, a junior interior design major. Bill Wentz, UH campus dining ser- llGV tOOK v^ce manager, said a boycott would only punish employees and business people. "We have no authority over this. Students should take it up with the administration or sit in front of the Board of Regents. The only thing we do is ask people to stop smoking," he said. Other students, who did not completely agree with a full-boycott, offered alternatives for campus eating areas. "We ought to install a new vent system, or a fan system. They could take a collection from the smokers to build it," said Joe Maines, a senior music major. "This polarizes students. I would like to associate with non-smokers," he added. -Rivka Gewirtz away our rights-why should we give them our money f ngry smokers outside of the Satellite complained b their rights were taken away. The smoking ban went into effect on March 1. Photo by Michael W. Smith. a; 26%**Student Life