No Smoking on Campus

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    Aug 20, 2014 4:29 PM GMT
    As of August of this gear the University of New Orleans FINALLY joined the 21st century and banned smoking on campus altogether. Who else is ready for Clean Air? The city of New Orleans only has a partial Clean Air Act covering hotels and restaurants and if you've ever been here you know its something people take full advantage of by filling the bars, clubs and casinos with more smoke than a chimney.
  • FuerteC

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    Aug 20, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    Sounds good. The amount of litter that smokers do is disgusting. The ash, the smoke, and all the rest is a detriment to the planet. Cigarette companies should stop selling/producing them. All in the name of profit. Disgusting.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Aug 20, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    University of Kansas has talked about it. But I would love to see it.
  • BloodFlame

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    Aug 20, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
    It would be great if they did. No offense to smokers but when it comes to large places like a university, i feel there should be a limit. Perhaps make an area for smokers to hang out at in the campus.
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    Aug 20, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
    BloodFlame saidIt would be great if they did. No offense to smokers but when it comes to large places like a university, i feel there should be a limit. Perhaps make an area for smokers to hang out at in the campus.

    Yeah like the main trash dumpster area. Fit in with their trashy habits.
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    Aug 21, 2014 12:00 AM GMT
    My college UMBC is a smoke free campus and I LOVE ITicon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 21, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    What about e-cigs/vapes? They should ban those too.
  • rnch

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    Aug 21, 2014 2:17 AM GMT
    Woikes Feaux Meh!

    I enjoy the "Friendly Bar" on Chartres Street (in gay friendly Marigny) because it IS "Smoke Free".
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    Aug 21, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWhat about e-cigs/vapes? They should ban those too.

    Most include those too.
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    Aug 21, 2014 2:59 AM GMT
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    Aug 21, 2014 3:02 AM GMT
    My college has a 'no smoking' policy but I rarely see it enforced.
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    Aug 21, 2014 9:10 PM GMT
    xrichx saidWhat about e-cigs/vapes? They should ban those too.


    I see no problem with letting people use them outdoors. They produce zero litter, don't have the harmful secondhand effects and let people maintain their habit without anywhere near the damage to their health as traditional ciggies
  • Destinharbor

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    Aug 21, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
    Shocking to see people smoking these days. I know smokers are out there from stats but I just don't see them. Except in their cars. And remnants of them in the shrubbery. I live on a pretty busy street and one of our eternal messes is keeping cig butts out of the landscaping. New Orleans should just ban smoking indoors but I guess one of the fun things about the city is the anything goes policy. There is everything somewhere if you just know where to look.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 21, 2014 9:43 PM GMT
    Lifes2short to walk across the street for a cigarette.
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    Aug 21, 2014 10:36 PM GMT
    Life2Short said
    xrichx saidWhat about e-cigs/vapes? They should ban those too.


    I see no problem with letting people use them outdoors. They produce zero litter, don't have the harmful secondhand effects and let people maintain their habit without anywhere near the damage to their health as traditional ciggies

    Check your schools database about the harmful effects of E-Cigs. You'll find that new studies show that e-cigs still have negative effects on others, especially the user themself. Not as bad as regular cigs, but they still have plenty of research.
  • jaroslav123

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    Aug 21, 2014 11:19 PM GMT
    Life2Short saidAs of August of this gear the University of New Orleans FINALLY joined the 21st century and banned smoking on campus altogether. Who else is ready for Clean Air? The city of New Orleans only has a partial Clean Air Act covering hotels and restaurants and if you've ever been here you know its something people take full advantage of by filling the bars, clubs and casinos with more smoke than a chimney.


    Utterly ludicrous. People get pissed on campus as well. As long as people do it outside and dispose of cigarettes in a bin, then I see no bother.
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    Aug 21, 2014 11:21 PM GMT
    jaroslav123 said
    Life2Short saidAs of August of this gear the University of New Orleans FINALLY joined the 21st century and banned smoking on campus altogether. Who else is ready for Clean Air? The city of New Orleans only has a partial Clean Air Act covering hotels and restaurants and if you've ever been here you know its something people take full advantage of by filling the bars, clubs and casinos with more smoke than a chimney.


    Utterly ludicrous. People get pissed on campus as well. As long as people do it outside and dispose of cigarettes in a bin, then I see no bother.
    The thing is smokers are lazy and do not properly dispose the cigarette. They also smoke within 20ft of a building/overhang, which is not allowed. Also it is your health that is at risk. Second hand smoke reaches beyond the smoke, it can include what they touch.
  • jaroslav123

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    Aug 21, 2014 11:26 PM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy said
    jaroslav123 said
    Life2Short saidAs of August of this gear the University of New Orleans FINALLY joined the 21st century and banned smoking on campus altogether. Who else is ready for Clean Air? The city of New Orleans only has a partial Clean Air Act covering hotels and restaurants and if you've ever been here you know its something people take full advantage of by filling the bars, clubs and casinos with more smoke than a chimney.


    Utterly ludicrous. People get pissed on campus as well. As long as people do it outside and dispose of cigarettes in a bin, then I see no bother.
    The thing is smokers are lazy and do not properly dispose the cigarette. They also smoke within 20ft of a building/overhang, which is not allowed. Also it is your health that is at risk. Second hand smoke reaches beyond the smoke, it can include what they touch.


    The second hand smoke theory has been disproven on countless occasions. It is pure logic that breathing in a section of smoke is not dangerous (because you're not using a cigarette or cigarettes ).

    Personally, I find it hilarious that on the second-hand smoke argument - nobody seems to bother to mention cars and how they pollute the environment and perhaps infect our lungs also.

    I can only talk from experience, and state that all the people I know who smoke aren't lazy and do dispose of their cigarettes. We should treat them as addicts and help them not ostracise them as disgusting freaks.

    Banning smoking in a certain area won't stop people from smoking and it certainly won't stop other people from breathing in second-hand smoke. It's a pseudo-intellectual method of attempting to solve a deeply complicated issue.

    For the most part the problem of "oh no it affects me as a non-smoker" is resolved by smoking outside: the wind blows the smoke away so you don't necessarily have to breathe in large portions of it, as opposed to if somebody was smoking inside. There should be a campaign instead to make people put cigarettes in bins.

    The whole shooing away smokers thing honestly won't resolve the issue and it is quite simply a case of being utterly petty and feeling that somehow breathing in second-hand smoke makes you oppressed. Smokers are doing far more damage to themselves than they are to you, I can firmly assure you of that.

    The whole situation was actually sorted out by a smoker/non-smoker apartheid...The Smoking Room stopped the whole second-hand smoke issue - but then of course the UK labour government did a stupid move (which also wasted loads of money) in scrapping the smoking room as a whole.
  • jaroslav123

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    Aug 21, 2014 11:36 PM GMT
    Life2Short said
    xrichx saidWhat about e-cigs/vapes? They should ban those too.


    I see no problem with letting people use them outdoors. They produce zero litter, don't have the harmful secondhand effects and let people maintain their habit without anywhere near the damage to their health as traditional ciggies


    eCigs are actually being researched and being proven to be harmful.

    One of the many areas in which they are significantly bad is that people are smoking eCigs (even if they're not addicted to cigarettes) because they think it's cool...they then proceed to go onto the real thing.

    So the wonderful irony is that people are using an anti-smoking device and then transitioning to genuinely smoking.
  • FuerteC

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    Aug 22, 2014 6:52 AM GMT
    http://mobile.businessweek.com/news/2014-08-21/tokyo-governor-takes-on-big-tobacco-to-push-smoke-free-olympics

    are you serious?
    Second hand smoke is harmful. The right to breathe fresh air is a necessity. Cigarette companies only want profit. Smoking is harmful. It destroys DNA and your future offspring is harmed.

    Vehicle exhaust fumes?lets stick with smoking.

    Smokers are lazy. They are stupid to start.

    How many houses are burnt from careless smoking materials?

    Addiction causes demand. Demand causes profit.

    I have the right as a human to not be infringed upon by having to inhale noxious fumes produced by a human being who knows smoking is harmful.
  • FuerteC

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    Aug 22, 2014 7:02 AM GMT
    http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20140819/for-kids-risks-of-parental-smoking-persist-long-term-study-finds

    exposure to second hand smoke can cause allergies. Unacceptable.
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    Aug 22, 2014 4:02 PM GMT
    jaroslav123 said
    ThatSwimmerGuy said
    jaroslav123 said
    Life2Short saidAs of August of this gear the University of New Orleans FINALLY joined the 21st century and banned smoking on campus altogether. Who else is ready for Clean Air? The city of New Orleans only has a partial Clean Air Act covering hotels and restaurants and if you've ever been here you know its something people take full advantage of by filling the bars, clubs and casinos with more smoke than a chimney.


    Utterly ludicrous. People get pissed on campus as well. As long as people do it outside and dispose of cigarettes in a bin, then I see no bother.
    The thing is smokers are lazy and do not properly dispose the cigarette. They also smoke within 20ft of a building/overhang, which is not allowed. Also it is your health that is at risk. Second hand smoke reaches beyond the smoke, it can include what they touch.


    The second hand smoke theory has been disproven on countless occasions. It is pure logic that breathing in a section of smoke is not dangerous (because you're not using a cigarette or cigarettes ).

    Personally, I find it hilarious that on the second-hand smoke argument - nobody seems to bother to mention cars and how they pollute the environment and perhaps infect our lungs also.

    I can only talk from experience, and state that all the people I know who smoke aren't lazy and do dispose of their cigarettes. We should treat them as addicts and help them not ostracise them as disgusting freaks.

    Banning smoking in a certain area won't stop people from smoking and it certainly won't stop other people from breathing in second-hand smoke. It's a pseudo-intellectual method of attempting to solve a deeply complicated issue.

    For the most part the problem of "oh no it affects me as a non-smoker" is resolved by smoking outside: the wind blows the smoke away so you don't necessarily have to breathe in large portions of it, as opposed to if somebody was smoking inside. There should be a campaign instead to make people put cigarettes in bins.

    The whole shooing away smokers thing honestly won't resolve the issue and it is quite simply a case of being utterly petty and feeling that somehow breathing in second-hand smoke makes you oppressed. Smokers are doing far more damage to themselves than they are to you, I can firmly assure you of that.

    The whole situation was actually sorted out by a smoker/non-smoker apartheid...The Smoking Room stopped the whole second-hand smoke issue - but then of course the UK labour government did a stupid move (which also wasted loads of money) in scrapping the smoking room as a whole.


    You obviously know very little about the actual sciences involved. Please take this cookie and go sit in the corner while the grown-ups talk