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Posted on 01/13/2012 11:15:06 PM PST by Drango
The University of California is banning cigarettes and all other tobacco products from its campuses over the next two years, in a move designed to both protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and prevent young people from developing the bad habit. Students and staff alike will be prohibited from smoking anywhere on a UC campus - including outdoor spaces, parking lots and private residences. There won't be any designated smoking areas.
But a major benefit, they hope, will be an overall reduction in smoking among those who work or study on the campuses. "Our young students who come here as freshmen, who don't smoke but come to college and start experimenting, maybe they won't choose to smoke now.
~ "In other states, most young people start smoking in their teens, but in California, that start date is getting older. This policy will help protect the next generation from suffering the horrible impacts of tobacco." California has some of the most stringent antismoking laws in the country, and has among the lowest rates of smoking. About 12 percent of Californians smoke, compared with 19.6 percent of people nationwide, according to state and national public health reports. Smoking rates are even lower in the UC system - about 10 percent of employees and about 8 percent of students smoke regularly, according to a UC Office of the President report. Another 11 percent of students report that they smoke occasionally, or less than once a month.
. young people can stop smoking, or never start smoking, before they reach their late 20s, they will be unlikely to ever develop the habit as older adults, said Dr. Stanton Glantz, director of UCSF's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. "Virtually nobody starts smoking after age 24 or 25," Glantz said.
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I know, I know. I get the irony that wacky weed will still be prevalent on campus.
I gotta get out of this neo-Nazi state.....Anywhere is better.
What a ninny-nanny.
I find this amusing. When I was a freshman at UC Berkeley, I was simply amazed that we were allowed to smoke in the large lecture halls during class. Students put their cigarettes out by grinding them on the floor. I’m not going to tell you how long ago that was, but it was before anyone had ever heard of marijuana. These cigarettes were Camels and Marlboroughs.
Gosh, I remember smoking in classes at San Jose State back in the mid 70s. Mostly to stay awake during those boring afternoon lectures.
What about medical marijuana?
How does someone who chews tobacco affect you in any way? Besides you “not liking” it?
Second-hand spit kills.
Of course the “Medical Marijuana” will be exempted.
Can’t believe the stupidity and hypocrisy of that inane state.
Why don’t they ban illegals and Nazi Pelosi?
I don’t mind being called a Nazi by those who pimp death and addiction.
What I find amusing was access to your library using ID’s of color while I am quite white. UC Berkley has an amazing library minus the missing Sanskrit texts...
All Smoking??? Or just the smoking of tobacco?
Charcoal barbecuing, or barbecuing (or cooking) in any form which produces smoke produces carcinogens in the form of smoke, including in your kitchen,in your house!!!!!!.
....Also at the beach, park, picnic area, backyard, your kitchen...! (shall they all be banned?). It also includes campfires, wood stoves, pellet stoves and any form of fire that produces smoke, including pan frying anything!!!!!!.
Charcoal (wood smoke in any form) contains creosote which is 100 times more carcinogenic than the small fire area delivered by a cigarette, cigar, or pipe?
If smoking sucks, then smoke from cooking anytime, anywhere (principles, genuine principles, are universal), which gives some of us and your children asthma, should be banned. Do you eat only raw veggies?
This subject is another example of prejudice or personal preference pretending to be thought.
Do not smoke, as if anyone does not yet know this, but do not package personal prejudices this way. The problem is not smoking but a government telling you what, when, where how....
Oh by the way. Lack of exercise, eating trans-fats, junk food, (including burgers, fries etc. abuse of booze etc.) and too many other things will kill you. ( We are all going to die!)
I'm sure you revel in it.
All they did was make the shoe, you’re the one who stuck your
foot in it.
When prohibition is done to prevent bad habits, why don't they also outlaw Liberalism? Obviously they are already too intoxicated with Liberalism to perceive their malady.
Whacky Tabacky is still allowed, though.....
If the women are smoking, you’re not doing it right.
Warm them up first.
A "Willie and Joe" fan?
Last month, TCM featured William Powell, and an early '30s movie had him as a jewelry thief giving marijuana cigarettes out at a party so as to allow him to do his thing while the society types were stoned.
Then the movie industry code came into place...
My first days on campus, Big Tobacco was pushing mint flavored Skoal.
I knew someone would thump me on that statement as I wrote it, but it was in the wee hours of the morning, so I let it stand. I should have said something like “before nice educated people would even dream of using marijuana”. Let’s just say that the only people you ever heard of using MJ in 1956 were members of Mexican gangs — not nice, young men and women studying for a degree at the University of California, Berkeley! LOL. After all, Robert Mitchum had done hard time for smoking MJ and was being black balled by the movie industry. It was a subject that was not discussed in polite company.
How quickly that changed.
Kind of funny, I have been to several UC campuses. I know that the UC Santa Cruz campus, weed is a big thing there !
Smoking crack is still okay, particularly for the instructors.
420 (You may have to google this obscure item. Or not.)
Interesting video !
Actually 4/20 is on Friday this year and I thought of going to Boulder just to see !
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)
It’s UC, only the pot smokers will care.
I dont mind being called a Nazi by those who pimp death and addiction.
Yes, as a matter of fact I am.
I guess free will has nothing to do with it. Hell I don’t smoke but don’t want others taxed because it won’t affect me.
I was reviewing the pufflist keyword for kicks and giggles.
Drango, it’s good news and bad...
Good news...Jesus love you.
Bad news...Everyone here at FR thinks you are an asshole.
You just get out of your NAMBLA meeting and decide to come here and cause trouble?
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