Skip to comments.University of Michigan gets set for campuswide ban on smoking
Posted on 06/13/2011 2:16:15 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
ANN ARBOR (AP) Lights-out time is approaching at the University of Michigan, where a campuswide ban on smoking outdoors and indoors takes effect next month.
The school says it is the first major university in the state to adopt such a ban, while Big Ten rivals Indiana University and the University of Iowa already have them in place.
We are approaching this issue with great respect for the difficulty in discontinuing tobacco use, said Robert Winfield, the universitys chief health officer. It is our expectation that this will entail a culture change that will take a number of years to be fully effective.
The university has banned smoking inside its buildings since 1987. The outdoor smoking ban takes effect July 1.
Plans for the ban were announced in 2009. The university announced in January that President Mary Sue Coleman had approved a final report on the policy. The plan was crafted after more than a year of review.
The school says it will be enforced by voluntary compliance and peer and supervisory support, but not fines.
Joe Chemler, a researcher at the university, said he smokes three to four cigarettes a day. After July 1, he will no longer be allowed to do so outside his building.
You can still smoke if youre on a public sidewalk, Chemler told the Detroit Free Press as he took a smoke break last week. Or you can smoke in your car, so if its bad out, Ill do that.
Winfield said the new policy is meant to make the schools view of smoking clear.
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Although smoking kills and I teach against, yet another human privelege being taken away from those who choose to smoke. What’s next?
How are they going to smoke pot?
Nanny State PING!
I’m guessing “medical” marijuana will get a pass.
No more pot/crack/meth parties.
Got it already at the University of Florida.
“The school says it will be enforced by voluntary compliance and peer and supervisory support, but not fines. “
Gee,then I’d just keep smoking outdoors.
Yup same here.. let the little nannies rat me out, I would blow smoke in their face.
Someone somewhere has to stand up to this insanity.
I was at LSU from 1952>1957. The cigarette companies, Lucky Strike, Camel, etc. hired campus representatives (students) to pass out FREE samples of their products to students coming and going from classes. I did not smoke and never have, but I would take the samples and pass them on the my smoking friends. Even then they were called “coffin nails”.
Second hand smoke has been pretty well eleminated. I would suggest that the eviros now go after “second hand noise.” Boom boxes in cars, loud mufflers on cars, pickups, and noisy tires. In my current neighborhood, there are cars that can be heard from 200 to 300 feet away, coming and going. Is loud audio system noise, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM some kind of mental viagra ????
Thanks for the pings!
IF the new 40 is now 60 (years in age) then I guess the new 10 must be 30!
In the interest in fairness, I am sure that they are now not accepting any revenue generated from tobacco taxation. For example, the pell grants that are funded byt the MSA....
Is that correct there libtards? Or is it that your President has a financial interest in smoking cessation products?
Just as a follow up:
“At the same time, Mary Sue Coleman, president of the entire University of Michigan, sits on the board of directors for the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. Last year, the company paid her $229,978 roughly half in stock and half in cash for attending a limited number of meetings, corporate filings show.”
This is one of their leading products:
How can that be allowed? Are all directors of corporations paid that kind of dough, essentially on the side? Walking around money?
She’s a lib, so anything goes....