Skip to comments.UC system banning smoking from all campuses
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
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...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.