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UW Oshkosh Smoking Policy Survey. Full Ban, Partial Ban or Current Policy? Here is what Students have to say…. Discussions before Survey. Original discussion began with concerns raised in OSA Assembly

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Uw oshkosh smoking policy survey

UW Oshkosh Smoking Policy Survey

Full Ban, Partial Ban or Current Policy? Here is what Students have to say…


Discussions before survey
Discussions before Survey

  • Original discussion began with concerns raised in OSA Assembly

    • Representatives voiced concerns that majority of students were not obeying the current policy smoking policy on campus

    • Current Policy: Restricts Smoking within 25 feet of any building entrance on campus.

      • Signs posted informing public of policy


Discussion
Discussion

  • Is the current smoking policy being followed?

  • Is the current policy solving the problem of second hand smoke inhalation on campus?

  • Should further restrictions be created?

    • Full Smoking ban on campus?

    • Partial smoking ban on campus?

      • Designated Smoking Areas


Research
Research

  • Other Smoking Policies at UW System Universities

  • UW Milwaukee: Smoking is banned on campus besides for designated smoking “poles”

  • UW Green Bay: Resolution from Student Government banned smoking in all areas except one designated smoking area in middle of campus, enforced through campus police

  • UW Stout: Referendum in April passed to ban smoking on campus

  • UW Platteville: Campus is divided in half, one half smoking, other half smoking is banned. Student Government is working to get rights to fine violators

  • UW Two-Year Campuses: Smoking is banned on campus


Outside survey research of uw oshkosh students
Outside Survey Research of UW Oshkosh Students

  • Emily Dieringer, Winnebago County Public Health, Health Educator

    • Surveyed workers, students, and customers at restaurants, bars, UWO Reeve Union, and a bowling alley.

    • •200 people participated in the survey. All were between 18-24 years old.

    • •74% are non-smokers

    • •26% are smokers

    • •53% Support the 75-cent tax increase on cigarettes.


Outside survey cont
Outside Survey Cont.

  • •70% preferred to go to a non-smoking bar.

  • •72% are in support of a statewide smoking ban in all workplaces and public places.

  • •69% support a smoking ban on the UW-Oshkosh campus.


State wide smoking ban
State Wide Smoking Ban

  • Wisconsin Act 12: Beginning June 2010

  • Under the Act, smoking is prohibited in the following enclosed places:

  • 1. The State Capitol.

  • 2. Residence halls or dormitories owned or operated by a college or university.

  • 3. Day care centers.

  • 4. Educational facilities.

  • 5. Inpatient health care facilities (includes hospitals, county homes and county infirmaries; nursing homes, hospices, the Wisconsin veteran’s home, and treatment facilities).

  • 6. Theaters.

  • 7. Correctional facilities.

  • 8. State institutions.

  • 9. Restaurants.

  • 10. Taverns.


State wide smoking ban cont
State Wide Smoking Ban Cont.

  • 11. Private clubs (a facility used by an organization that limits its membership and is organized for a recreational, fraternal, social, patriotic, political, benevolent, or athletic purpose).

  • 12. Retail establishments.

  • 13. Common areas of multiple unit residential properties.

  • 14. Lodging establishments (a bed and breakfast, hotel, or tourist rooming house).

  • 15. All enclosed places other than those listed above, that are places of employment or public places.

  • 16. Government buildings.

  • Penalties

  • The Act establishes a forfeiture for violation of the smoking prohibition of not less than $100 nor more than $250 for each violation.

  • The Act provides that anyone in charge who violates the “person in charge” provisions is subject to a forfeiture of $100 for each violation. However, the substitute amendment requires that a warning notice be issued for the first violation; and provides that no forfeitures may exceed $100 in total for all violations occurring on a single day.

  • http://www.legis.state.wi.us/lc/publications/act/2009/act012_sb181.pdf


Opinions of governance groups 08 09
Opinions of Governance Groups 08-09

  • OSA consulted both Faculty Senate and Senate of Academic Staff

    • Faculty Senate: Majority voted to support stricter smoking policies on campus

    • Senate of Academic Staff: Majority voted to support stricter smoking policies on campus


The survey who took it
The Survey: Who Took it?

  • Number of Participants: 1,748



The survey who took it2
The Survey: Who Took It?

  • 20. What is your age?  answered question1,709  skipped question39


The survey who took it3
The Survey: Who Took It?

  • 23. Do you:  answered question1,703

    skipped question 45







Questions to consider
Questions to Consider:

  • What do these results mean?

  • Was an average sample of students represented by these results?

  • What further research is necessary?

  • Does this accurately represent the opinion of campus?

  • How do we move forward?

  • Are the same problems still present?

    • No enforcement

    • Unawareness of policies

    • Willful ignorance/refusal of compliance


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