Skip to comments.Maryland College Bans Smoking OUTSIDE
Posted on 08/02/2008 4:28:08 PM PDT by Bill Dupray
Reactions from smokers ranged from stunned to furious -- and often unprintable.
"Outside?" gasped Isaac Kim, who's about to start pre-pharmacy classes at the Silver Spring/Takoma Park campus. "Do they have the right to do that?"
Welcome to the land of tolerance and freedom Mr. Kim. Your rights will be dictated to you in the Citizens Manual. Should you stray, they have a special police force to enforce your right not to smoke or chew tobacco. See if you can pick out the innocent-sounding, Stalinist name for the anti-smoking cops.
And yes, employees could ultimately be fired or students kicked out if they kept ignoring the rule.
Temporary employees -- "healthy campus advocates" -- are being hired to wander about and remind people of the new rule. "They're being trained to do this with calmness and a sense of humor," Ackerman said.
Some students predicted that they won't be laughing. (More colorful, yet unprintable, comments here.)
The death of freedom by a thousand cuts.
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Why don’t they just cut to the chase, and outlaw the stuff?
Although I guess if they did, all of their plans for taxes and tobacco settlement money would go up in smoke.
A manufacturing plant here ruled you couldn’t smoke on their property, even in your vehicle and you couldn’t leave and come back to the premises once clocking in until your shift was over or you had permission to go home for the day.
They claimed it was to make health insurance cheaper.
I’d organize the smokers into a pork & beans brigade with t-shirts that read “How do you like us now?”
The Third Reich has reawakened in America of all places! Sieg Heil!!!
As an act of rebellion against political correctness, pipe smoking is hard to beat.
The end of the last century saw the birth of two Germans who are among the most famous individuals in history: Adolf Hitler, the bloodthirsty dictator, and Albert Einstein, the peace-loving scientific genius. Both men held strong views about smoking, and it is worth examining their opinions as we approach the end of the current century. This is especially true in light of the bills pending in Congress that would ban smoking in buildings open to the public, raise tobacco taxes by huge percentages, and regulate tobacco as a drug.
Hitler was a zealot about many things, so it is not surprising that he was an extremist on the subject of smoking, which he considered vile and disgusting. "Adolf Hitler was a fanatical opponent of tobacco," reports Time. He was fond of proclaiming that women of the Third Reich did not smoke at all, even though many of them did. In his fascinating book Cigarettes Are Sublime, Richard Klein, a professor of French at Cornell University, writes that Hitler was "a fanatically superstitious hater of tobacco smoke."
Einstein, on the other hand, was very passionate about his pipe smoking. During one lecture, he ran out of pipe tobacco and borrowed some cigarettes from his students so he could crumple the tobacco into his pipe. "Gentlemen," he said, "I believe we've made a great discovery!" He later decided that his conclusion was premature. He realized that cigarette tobacco lacks the aroma, the fullness, and the taste of pipe tobacco. But what appealed most to Einstein was the entire ritual of pipe smoking: carefully choosing from a variety of pipes and tobaccos, delicately loading the briar, puffing and tamping, and the associated contemplation. "I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs," he said in 1950 at age 71, when he became a lifetime member of the Montreal Pipe Smokers Club.
Nanny State Ping.
In our own homes is next...I’m sure it will be “for the children”. These control freaks are dangerous.
There are some authorities that I just don't argue with, though I love her just the same.
Is anyone starting to get worn out by these controllers?
Also knowing the place I'll second that. Also it just happens to be trashy, dirty, and crime haven.
Funny, the associations one encounters in the real world.
Unfortunately they seem to breeding like rabbits.
My husband has the most wonderful smelling cherry pipe tobacco. In fact, an elderly lady approached him and told him the same. :-)
Indeed, just like the ones in my yard. :-) Too bad they’re not as cute as the rabbits though, huh? :-)
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