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Del Mar college goes 100% "smoke-free"

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CORPUS CHRISTI -  Del Mar College is now joining the hundreds of college campuses around the nation as 100% smoke-free.

Starting in the fall, no smoking is allowed on any campus property, and that includes e-cigarettes. 

It's a new policy that many students say they've been wanting for a while now.  

"There is enough evidence that says that even second hand smoke can be detrimental to your health," said Del Mar College Government Relations Director Claudia Jackson. "That it makes it a reasonable policy to put into place."

But not all Del Mar students consider it reasonable.

Some say they'll have to rearrange their entire class schedule, just to fit in a smoke break.

"We have to leave campus and come back just for a cigarette," said student Suzy Guerra. "And you just don't really have time for that in between classes."

However, Del Mar says they made sure that their policy represented what the campus wanted as a whole, before they set it in stone.

That 100% smoke-free policy does go into effect in the fall of this year.
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