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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Law Faculty as Smoking Police

Nosmoke National Law Journal, Law Faculties Recruited to Anti-Smoking Squads:

Faculty members at Widener University School of Law will have a new role to play next academic year: smoking police.

They won't have matching uniforms or extensive training. They will be armed with small cards that detail the school's impending ban on smoking or using tobacco products anywhere on campus, indoors and outdoors. If that's not enough to keep people from lighting up on campus, repeat offenders might be fined, said Linda L. Ammons, the law school's dean.

Widener is one of a growing number of law schools that are getting tough on smoking by students, faculty, staff and visitors. Most law schools already prohibit smoking inside and near buildings, but at least three are preparing to become completely smoke-free campuses next summer. At least five already are. According to the American Lung Association, 176 colleges and universities in the United States are now fully smoke-free.

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Oh no! Less people are smoking.

That's just... awful.

I know, I know, first they came for the smokers and they lived longer, healthier, richer lives free of an addictive poison but they lost all their freedom to foul the air around other people.

It's how Hitler started.

Posted by: salvage | Oct 28, 2009 6:40:29 PM

Ridiculous. We are getting into "demon rum" territory.

Posted by: GU | Oct 29, 2009 11:16:53 AM