Saturday, August 23, 2008

100 feet away from every campus building?

This is mind-boggling that any university would ban smoking 100 feet away from every campus building.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

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No space for smokers?
More designated areas needed before ban enforcement
By: UNC Editorial BoardIssue date: 8/21/08 Section:
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sity intends to start cracking down on smoking violations.

Smoking is prohibited within 100 feet of public buildings -
essentially banning smoking on campus.

Starting Sept. 2, the Department of Public Safety will give out $25
fines, plus $121 in court fees, for smoking in a smoke-free zone.

Before DPS officers begin depleting the bank accounts of violating
smokers, it's imperative to provide smokers with alternative
locations to light up on campus.

Since the campus smoking ban's inception on Jan. 1, smokers have
gathered around the flagpole in Polk Place, one of the few spots more
than 100 feet from any building.

But many smokers have ignored the ban, puffing away on benches
outside the Undergraduate Library and other smoke-free locations,
perhaps due to a lack of policy enforcement by the University.

Providing support to smokers who want to quit is an insufficient
effort on the University's part, and only five students have signed
up for smoking cessation programs at Counseling and Wellness Services.

If the University is going to police violations of its smoking
policy, the policy must accommodate smokers in some way.

Monday, August 18, 2008

OT, but this might happen to smokers

Me read off of the net about this former NBA playa named Joe Barry Carroll who filed a suit against this restaurant/tavern in Atlanta. He and his Black friend wre both eating at the bar area, and the bartender told both of em to please relinquish their seats for two W women.

Both guys refused to get up, and security eventually kicked em out of the joint.

I would NEVA give up my seat for 2 W women, period! That incident is like a modern version of the Rosa Parks incident. The manager claimed it's normal for male customers at his business to give up their seats for women. That's pure BS! If it IS a tradition, how come the bartender neva asked those W-boys sitting down at the bar to get up for the W women's sake?

That was definitely rude to kick two brothas out of a tavern while they were in the middle of eating. The owner denied that was all about race, but I'm sure it was! "We don't discriminate" my Black @$$! Kicking two Blacks out ain't discrimination, especially afta the brothas refused to give up their seats (while in the middle of eating) for 2 W women?? I would've cussed that owner out and my gf would be peed off too if that happened to us!

I wonder if a similar incident happened to SMOKERS. Like say two smokers are eating outside at a table on a restaurant patio. And a restaurant worker comes out and tries asking the smokers to give up their table for two nonsmokers (regardless of the genders and races of the people involved)?

Would I give up my outdoor seat/table for a nonsmoker? He!! no, are you crazy? I'd ask the restaurant owner why in the world are those nonsmokers interested in sitting outside when they can eat INSIDE instead?

I doubt any smoker in this group would give up his/her seat for a nonsmoker.