Mt. SAC may ban smoking on campus in Walnut


As part of an effort to improve the health of
its students, Mt. San Antonio College may soon outlaw smoking on campus
except in certain designated areas.

The stricter smoking policy is being developed by a special
task force and the President’s Advisory Committee. It could come to the
board of trustees for approval sometime this year. If the board approves
the new policy, it could take effect as early as June, school president
Bill Scroggins said.

Students, staff or faculty caught violating the policy would
be subject to a $35 fine for the first offense and $70 for a second
offense, according to the committee meeting minutes of Dec. 7.

Read more in Steve Scauzillo’s story SMOKING.