Columbia Smokers

<p>I just got back from a visit to Columbia, and it seemed to me that there were smokers everywhere. I wasn't there long, so this is just an anecdotal (sp?) report. However, this is a pretty big deal to me (I need clean air - I'm from Kentucky!) If, by any chance, there are any current Columbia students reading this, I would appreciate some input. Thanks!</p>

<p>I think you might have been at the wrong spot at the wrong time or something. I myself haven't seen many smokers, and when they do smoke, they tend to do it off campus.</p>

<p>You probably saw them outside because NYC and the University have strict laws against smoking... don't worry its no more prevalent than anywhere else in the country.</p>

<p>I know the first year dorms are non-smoking. So, people congregate outside to smoke, which might be what you saw. But there is no smell of cigarette smoke inside.</p>