Texas A&M University System leaders Tuesday afternoon announced that vaping and electronic cigarettes would soon be banned across all campuses, including in Galveston, and all other properties, in response to growing concern about health risks.

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Casey Alan

People will ban e-cigarettes but you’re allowed to carry guns on campus. Something wrong here.

William Pate

Tobacco and nicotine kill more people each year than gun violence.

Charlotte O'rourke

I’m glad vaping is banned. An acute lung injury ..... gasping for breath is a hard way to learn a lesson not to vape .... but it is better than not recovering to learn that lesson.

Ted Gillis

Most younger people don’t remember how prevalent regular cigarette smoking used be. It was allowed on all college campuses. You couldn’t get away from it. There always seemed to be some inconsiderate smoker puffing away in the corridors, in the toilet rooms, in the cafeteria, in the student lounge. It was unfair to us that didn't smoke and didn’t want to breath their filthy crap from their lungs. If you objected they usually had some comment about it being their “right” to smoke. And then they would throw their unsmoked cigarette butts on the ground. Real classy folks they were. Just be glad we don’t have to relive all that again. I say let the fools vape! (off in the corner though).

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