Re "CSUS looks at smoking ban" (Our Region, Nov. 30): We are finally getting there: A campus where the air is safe to breathe, where we can proudly bring our families and walk with our kids. Banning both smoking and chewing tobacco will improve the general health of the campus. Students, faculty and other staff should have the freedom of breathing uncontaminated air on campus, as well as working in safe environments that allow healthier lifestyles. People should see the emergence of these policies as the first steps of acknowledging that we need to change our behaviors when we willingly or unknowingly endanger ourselves and our loved ones. We should view this policy as hope for a better life and healthier future. We have nothing to lose, and lives to gain.
-- Esther Min, Carmichael