Nanny State PING!
They should be barred from receiving ANY funds from ANY tobacco settlements.
More intrusion on personal rights? Is smoking marijuana allowed.....if Sorority houses or Fraternity houses are on campus..is smoking disallowed there also? How about the over weight or chewing gum addicts.........
My SEC school, UF:
First Ole’ Miss stopped the prostitutes from advertising on Craig’s List. Now they are preventing smoking. What’s next, guns and alcohol?
Tabacco Companies used to be HUGE Republican donors
If they were huge DEMOCRAP donors we would be hearing about the many healthful benefits of “bathing your lungs in cleansing smoke”
This is an excellent opportunity to drive the Nasty Nellies nuts, with the use of simple “smudge pots”. There will be cigarette police chasing all over the place after detecting the *odor* of cigarettes.
First get a bag or box of cheap mini candles in aluminum cups for a dollar or two. About an inch high, they are typically used as pumpkin lights on Halloween. Sprinkle cigarette tobacco on the top of the candle, light it, then put it in a larger empty can for food or drink. Then hide them around campus where they won’t be noticed.
They won’t give off smoke, but will act like tobacco scented candles. The best part is that it is hard to hone in on smells, so they will likely accuse innocent people of smelling like tobacco.
If done properly, large parts of the campus would reek of tobacco, with lots of complaints first about the tobacco, then against the cig police harassing innocent people.
They will be so confused when all those people stop smoking and the tax income from tobacco products dries up. Go figure.
I would say “commies” but NO! I was in Shanghai a few weeks ago, no problem having a smoke in the bar as long as it was the smoking section. Really I had to go to a communist country to have a smoke without standing in the cold.
I respected the hell out of the man, because, unlike many of his counterparts today, he truly encouraged intellectual discourse and debate in his classes, and my grades did not suffer in the least as a result of our divergent views.
I mention it only here in that he always had a pipe blazing with Borkum Riff Whiskey or John Middleton Apple tobacco...apparently Ole Miss would not suffer his presence on their campus.
I've been doing that for a number of years on tobacco, gasoline, gross receipts, traffic tickets and whatever other kind of bullcrap is imposed statewide or locally.
No consequences yet. By the time I attract the attention of the powers that be, I will no longer be inhabiting this planet.
Either that, or I just ignore these infractions against my personal liberty.
There aren't enough cops to enforce all these laws - yet.