U of L Smoking Ban Begins Thursday

by Gabe Bullard on November 17, 2009

The University of Louisville begins its program to go smoke free this week.

Starting Thursday, students will only be allowed to smoke in designated areas of its Belknap and Shelby campuses. Those areas will gradually be reduced until smoking is banned entirely in one year.

The University of Kentucky is wrapping up a similar program this week.

Some students at U of L have complained that the school has not followed through on its promise to provide resources to help smokers quit. Anti-smoking program director Patricia Benson says nicotine patches and gum are already available, and classes will be offered.

“There are and there always have been. Actually, Karen Newton who directs the student health initiative has always offered support to the students to help them quit smoking,” she says. “We want them to enroll [in smoking cessation classes], because we show that the studies and the research show that if you’re enrolled in a smoking cessation class, the probability of becoming a non-smoker is increased.”

U of L’s Health Sciences Campus is already smoke-free.

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Cigarette Monkey November 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Creating a ban on the entire campus is not going to take care of the addiction the many students have. Providing more resources and encouragement to students will accomplish a lot more then making the campus a non smoking zone.

NoTobaccoNet November 18, 2009 at 1:19 pm

There is a simple solution to all of this!

If smokers embrace electronic cigarettes, then the issue of smoking bans will be mute. There is no second-hand smoke, no odor, no carcinogens, no CO2, and no mess like ashes, butts, etc. from electronic cigarettes. If smokers of tobacco cigarettes would switch their habit to a non-tobacco electronic cigarette, we would have no further need to further infringe on the personal freedoms of any one group.

If you are smoker, consider it as an option.You won’t be inhaling all the chemicals and carcinogens that you currently do from your tobacco cigarette. If you are a non-smoker, learn about the technology, and pass the information on to your friends who are smokers. The electronic cigarette is a win-win in so many ways.

You can learn all about this technology including the contents of electronic cigarette vapor and other information such as scientific studies fully documented at my informational website, http://www.NoTobacco.net/Blog

Thank you

Michael J. McFadden November 22, 2009 at 12:18 pm

See http://TheTruthIsALie.com to see the sort of lies that get told to “prepare the ground” for acceptance of these bans.

You’ll be surprised.

Michael J. McFadden
Author of “Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains”

Michael J. McFadden November 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Despite what you may have been told, outdoor smoking bans have no scientific basis. See:

http://wispofsmoke.net/satire.txt

for a funny, but actually fairly accurate look at how they come up with studies to support this kind of nonsense.

– MJM

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