UC Santa Cruz goes smoke-free in January

UC Santa Cruz goes smoke-free in January

There are 6 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Dec 22, 2013, titled UC Santa Cruz goes smoke-free in January. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

With the turn of the new year, UC Santa Cruz smokers will have to leave campus to light up -- or quit entirely.

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bump

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Dec 23, 2013
BJ is blithering about smoking bans being a police conspiracy or some such.
chirp

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Dec 23, 2013
bump wrote:
BJ is blithering about smoking bans being a police conspiracy or some such.
What else is new? Her argument is three years old and we have "archived" evidence of it here on topix. I was expecting a cat post about his horrible experience at mga and his sisters lacking the ability to breathe without a respirator and how second hand smoke has all but killed her, but it didn't happen. THAT is new. I was hoping for some activist on activist disagreements on the sentinel, but I "guess" they agreed to disagree, hahaaa

“Pearls before swine”

Since: Mar 08

Santa Cruz, CA.

#3 Jan 17, 2014
UCSC has banned all tobacco products including snuff & chewing tobacco. However, patches, nicotine gum, or prescription oral nicotine will remain legal, in what has to be a big give-away to the pharmaceutical companies who are making bank on smoking cessation programs that largely don't work.

In what has to be the most unscientific conclusion ever, UCSC admin. has also banned electronic cigarettes which have no more smoke and no less nicotine than all the products sold by the drug companies combined.

Electronic cigarettes and the Swedish product, Snus, provide a 95% harm reduction from smoking cigarettes. Their use should not be banned, but promoted due to their potential impact on public health.

Expect some lawsuits shortly.
EBSCOhost

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Jan 18, 2014
Becky Johnson wrote:
However, patches, nicotine gum, or prescription oral nicotine will remain legal, in what has to be a big give-away to the pharmaceutical companies who are making bank on smoking cessation programs that largely don't work.
I love biased and non-cited opinion.
Buzz

Montara, CA

#7 Jan 18, 2014
Becky Johnson wrote:
UCSC has banned all tobacco products including snuff & chewing tobacco. However, patches, nicotine gum, or prescription oral nicotine will remain legal, in what has to be a big give-away to the pharmaceutical companies who are making bank on smoking cessation programs that largely don't work.
In what has to be the most unscientific conclusion ever, UCSC admin. has also banned electronic cigarettes which have no more smoke and no less nicotine than all the products sold by the drug companies combined.
Electronic cigarettes and the Swedish product, Snus, provide a 95% harm reduction from smoking cigarettes. Their use should not be banned, but promoted due to their potential impact on public health.
Expect some lawsuits shortly.
I do agree with you regarding E cigarettes. They should be allowed the same as nicotine patches, etc. Please don't talk about 'unscientific conclusions'; it's hypocritical with your history of hyperbole, distortion, spin, deception and outright lying to make your point. You are about as credible as the Chimp Advocate, John E Colby! You posted your address and personal information on-line, but weren't stupid enough to post your credit card.
Donny B

Falls Church, VA

#8 Jan 18, 2014
Becky Johnson wrote:
UCSC has banned all tobacco products including snuff & chewing tobacco. However, patches, nicotine gum, or prescription oral nicotine will remain legal, in what has to be a big give-away to the pharmaceutical companies who are making bank on smoking cessation programs that largely don't work.

In what has to be the most unscientific conclusion ever, UCSC admin. has also banned electronic cigarettes which have no more smoke and no less nicotine than all the products sold by the drug companies combined.

Electronic cigarettes and the Swedish product, Snus, provide a 95% harm reduction from smoking cigarettes. Their use should not be banned, but promoted due to their potential impact on public health.

Expect some lawsuits shortly.
You forget, BJ... the university can set up whatever rules it decides are in the best interests of the university and their rules are not predicated on or have to abide by any scientific conclusions. Lawsuits... that's a laugh. You're an idiot. Get over it!

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