Artwork Depicting Smoking Draws Fire On College Campus

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An eastern Carolina college cracking down on smoking says artwork on a car depicting an instructor smoking a cigar goes against the campus tobacco policy.

Officials asked Craven Community College automotive instructor Robert Hall to remove the image.

Students had airbrushed the hood of a drag racing car with a portrait of Hall gripping wrenches and smoking a cigar.

School spokesman Sandy Wall says the depiction of someone smoking sends a message that officials don't want.

The school has cracked down on campus smoking, initially banning it from all areas of campus but this month revising rules to allow designated smoking areas.