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Board backs tobacco-free school campuses | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 78 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 25, 2011, titled Board backs tobacco-free school campuses | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The days of teachers and staff members slipping outside the school building for a smoke break might be over for much of Ohio.

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Concerned Citizen

Reynoldsburg, OH

#61 Jul 25, 2011
blh is behind the times. Custody battles have already been decided on the basis of protecting children from parents who smoke.
Tea Party Patriot

Reynoldsburg, OH

#62 Jul 25, 2011
What? How dare the government are telling us what to do? It's so unconstitutional and I can't believe this crap is happening! Now it's really going to kill more jobs in the tobacco industry if teens aren't allowed to smoke anymore.
Wow

Westerville, OH

#63 Jul 25, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
This rule is not talking about general society. This is an environment where the majority are under age along with a minority of adults who should be setting a good example for those students. The "nanny state" is implied when you are dealing with students.
So, can teachers no longer have a drink in a bar or restaurant, can they live with their non-marital partner, can they speed on the way to work and talk on their phone while driving? All of these behaviors would be terrible for little Johnie to see would they not...
SNUFFY

Columbus, OH

#64 Jul 25, 2011
No tbacco at all anywhere!!
bob lagore

Chillicothe, OH

#65 Jul 25, 2011
It was important that students not see teachers or other respected adults smoking, Bowling said.

"A key to this is the positive role modeling. There are so many students, young students ... that don't have a wonderful home life," he said.

If these students don't get a good example at home, he said, "They need it at school."

Indoctrination. They're taking your kids....
Fools

Columbus, OH

#66 Jul 25, 2011
Drugs are O.K. though! Sounds like a grand plan. They can't control anything else that goes on in the school, but theyr'e going to control tobacco.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#67 Jul 25, 2011
elric wrote:
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"Anything at all," huh? By your twisted logic, someone could walk down the street shooting every smoker he sees, and he'd get a medal instead of a death sentence. Buy a clue, Observer.
If they were blowing their smoke his way, it might just be pushing the envelope a bit on the self-defense plea, eh?
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#68 Jul 25, 2011
Wow wrote:
can they live with their non-marital partner
Yes, but not if they live in the teachers' lounge.
not really amused

Nashville, TN

#69 Jul 25, 2011
Tea Party Patriot wrote:
What? How dare the government are telling us what to do? It's so unconstitutional and I can't believe this crap is happening! Now it's really going to kill more jobs in the tobacco industry if teens aren't allowed to smoke anymore.
Calm down, calm down. No gasket-blowing called for here. They would just have to keep their stash off-campus is all.
Anon

Columbus, OH

#70 Jul 26, 2011
Whatever happened to "Hey, you're a kid, and you're not allowed," instead of "Hey, I'm a self-sustaining adult and can make decisions for myself."

Instead, we're being forced to live as if we are children.
TruthBeTold

Macomb, MI

#71 Jul 26, 2011
Anon wrote:
Instead, we're being forced to live as if we are children.
Yeah smokers are certainly acting like children the way we see them stomping up and down and threatening to hold their breath and all!
Its just like watching a spoiled kid getting told he can no longer get his way, smokers have pulled every far fetched "the sky is falling" argument out of the sky that the can think of!
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#72 Jul 26, 2011
Anon wrote:
Whatever happened to "Hey, you're a kid, and you're not allowed," instead of "Hey, I'm a self-sustaining adult and can make decisions for myself."
Instead, we're being forced to live as if we are children.
Oh, wait, do you mean all this "BUT I WANNA!! WHY CAN'T I??" whining and carrying on over simply being required to indulge your addiction in a manner that limits its effect on others DOESN'T qualify as living as if you are children?

You mean subjecting everyone else to the toxic effluvium created by your self-indulgence WASN'T living as if you were a child?

Personally, I'd say you had been and are living as if you were a SPOILED child, and it has nothing to do with the law.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#73 Jul 26, 2011
TruthBeTold wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah smokers are certainly acting like children the way we see them stomping up and down and threatening to hold their breath and all!
Its just like watching a spoiled kid getting told he can no longer get his way, smokers have pulled every far fetched "the sky is falling" argument out of the sky that the can think of!
Sorry, I responded before I realized you had essentially said the same thing I was and said it before me.
CONFEDERATE1989

Summer Shade, KY

#75 Jul 26, 2011
Hugh Jass wrote:
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Oh, wait, do you mean all this "BUT I WANNA!! WHY CAN'T I??" whining and carrying on over simply being required to indulge your addiction in a manner that limits its effect on others DOESN'T qualify as living as if you are children?
You mean subjecting everyone else to the toxic effluvium created by your self-indulgence WASN'T living as if you were a child?
Personally, I'd say you had been and are living as if you were a SPOILED child, and it has nothing to do with the law.
mIGHT AS WELL GET READY TO START CRYING,THERE HUHJAZZ!

The bans wont last and you nor anybody else is going to tell people where or when they can smoke....its the undoing of your Mythological second hand smoke B.S.!
WTF

Columbus, OH

#76 Jul 27, 2011
CONFEDERATE1989 wrote:
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mIGHT AS WELL GET READY TO START CRYING,THERE HUHJAZZ!
The bans wont last and you nor anybody else is going to tell people where or when they can smoke....its the undoing of your Mythological second hand smoke B.S.!
Second hand smoke BS, is only BS to a smoker until someone they love gets cancer from second hand smoke, then the whining starts "nobody told me second hand smoke kills! I have to sue someone."
LOL

Bowling Green, OH

#77 Jul 27, 2011
CONFEDERATE1989 wrote:
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mIGHT AS WELL GET READY TO START CRYING,THERE HUHJAZZ!
The bans wont last and you nor anybody else is going to tell people where or when they can smoke....its the undoing of your Mythological second hand smoke B.S.!
Riiight "Confederate".....an d the 'SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN' soon! How long have you and your ilk been saying that?!

;)

Do you find it funny that you live in a fantasy world? When you get back to reality, let me know and then we can (maybe) start taking you seriously. You and your whole 1 yellow tooth! LOL!!!
TruthBeTold

Macomb, MI

#78 Jul 27, 2011
LOL wrote:
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Riiight "Confederate".....an d the 'SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN' soon! How long have you and your ilk been saying that?!
;)
Do you find it funny that you live in a fantasy world? When you get back to reality, let me know and then we can (maybe) start taking you seriously. You and your whole 1 yellow tooth! LOL!!!
HAHAHAHA great response to that hilljack!

Simpletons I tell ya!

"Me smoke, me smoke where me want, me blow smoke at you, me cry when you say no smoke, me stomp up and down, me hold my breath, me threaten you with my intelligence, me want more tobacco!"

I bet confederate dips AND smokes! bwaaaahhaaaaaaa
KMD22

New Albany, OH

#79 Jul 27, 2011
WTF wrote:
You mean to tell me with all the money issues the schools are having that the schools boards are wasting time, efforts and tax money on something this stupid.
I don't smoke and realy don't have an issue with someone going outside during their time (breaks/lunch) to smoke. What's next? We start telling people they can't read their Bibles at work during lunch because it offends someone.
Schools need to start running like businesses and the costs need to start happening at the top and work there wayu down.
It wasn't your local school board that made the "recommendation", relax.

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