Beckman v. School of Visual Arts, (1992).

A student sued the Manhattan school for $10,000,000, claiming that she had to quit the school for health reasons after officials refused to stop teachers and students from smoking in classrooms and other areas where smoking was prohibited.  She said that the smoke aggravated her asthma and caused her to suffer vomiting, blackouts, weight gain, mood swings and other “physical and emotional trauma.”  The school claims it has a “stringent” policy against smoking in areas where it is prohibited.  See “Ex-BuffalonianSuesSchool Claiming Smoking Makes Her Ill,” Buffalo (NY) News, January 18, 1992, A-1; and Michelini, A., “She Huffs at Puffs of Smoke,” The Daily News (New York, NY), January 18, 1992, 6.