Best Place to Sneak a Smoke on Campus

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The University of Montana is gearing up for its first tobacco-free semester this fall, meaning smokers and spitters will begin flocking to spots immediately off campus between classes. But when you’ve got just 10 minutes to pack, puff, and get to your next exam, crossing Arthur Avenue seems like a tall order. If you’re going to hunt down a hiding spot for a quick drag, it’s best to avoid high-traffic areas like the Oval, and you want to make sure you have a few exit strategies. The PAR-TV building’s loading dock—already a popular smoking spot—offers both mild seclusion and a number of flight alternatives should the campus fuzz come by. Just remember to take any butts with you, in case the dean of students decides to test for DNA. Of course, the logical solution would be to hold off until you head home, but if the administration isn’t allowing an extra five minutes for that off-campus smoke break, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

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