Campus News

Fewer college students smoking

Smoking is being snuffed out on college campuses, according a report released Sept. 9 by the American Lung Association and reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

About one in five college students smoked in 2006 (down from one in three in 1999). The report attributes the decline to the increases in cigarette prices and expanded smoke-free policies. The many students who continue to smoke, however, do so to control stress and depression, the report found.