The smoking policy the school has now is perfect and should not be changed. This policy worked for a very long time and I expect it to keep on working for much longer. What makes this policy perfect is that it gives people freedom but not too much freedom.
Being a commuter may have its bad points, but it is very easy to have just as much fun as any other student. I am having a great time as a commuter and a student at Stony Brook. I believe the more effort you put in as a commuter, the more fun you will have at Stony Brook.