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No Smoking allowed on Ole Miss campus
My FOX Memphis ^ | January 7, 2013 | Tom Dees

Posted on 01/08/2013 9:56:55 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

OXFORD, Miss. (FOX13) -

If you are looking for a place to smoke on the Ole Miss campus, good luck with that.

The new "No Smoking" policy has it covered and is being strictly enforced.

Basically the policy reads you can't smoke anywhere on the Ole Miss campus. That includes the interior of all University buildings. As for the property or the grounds, you can't smoke on the sidewalks, parking lots, recreational areas, partially enclosed or open areas such as walkways, breezeways, patios, porches, gazebos, tents and bus shelters.

As for University vehicles, you can't smoke in them, you can't smoke in the campus bus shelters, golf carts, or any University rides.

In other words, no smoking anywhere at any time on the Ole Miss campus.

Most students thought it was a good idea saying that it will help clean up the campus and keep the air smelling a bit more fresh. Some of the student body didn't think the effort would help curb smoking saying people would do it anyhow.

If you do choose to smoke on the Ole Miss campus you will be fined $25.

University administrators are offering its students and staff ample opportunity to kick the habit.

Ole Miss has plenty of programs for the students to help them stop smoking. If you are a faculty or staff member at Ole Miss and would like to stop smoking, your insurance will cover up to three months worth of Smoking Cessation medication.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: antitobacconuts; bullystate; nannystate; niconazis; olemiss; pufflist; smokingban; smokingiscool

1 posted on 01/08/2013 9:57:07 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 01/08/2013 9:57:53 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They should be barred from receiving ANY funds from ANY tobacco settlements.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 10:02:58 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

More intrusion on personal rights? Is smoking marijuana allowed.....if Sorority houses or Fraternity houses are on campus..is smoking disallowed there also? How about the over weight or chewing gum addicts.........


4 posted on 01/08/2013 10:05:58 AM PST by yoe
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

My SEC school, UF:

http://www.hr.ufl.edu/policies/tobaccopolicy.pdf


5 posted on 01/08/2013 10:06:18 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

First Ole’ Miss stopped the prostitutes from advertising on Craig’s List. Now they are preventing smoking. What’s next, guns and alcohol?


6 posted on 01/08/2013 10:27:21 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: yoe
I'm not clear on how there could be some kind of "personal right" to smoke in a public area or on someone else's property.

And no, I don't buy the "secondhand smoke causes cancer" argument against smoking in public.

7 posted on 01/08/2013 10:29:04 AM PST by wideawake
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To: EEGator

We had this in Joplin @ the hospital. However a State hyway was used to reach the newly acclaimed Campus so to speak!
Was Funny all the nurses would go out to the crosswalk to fire em up! One guy there had a globe of the world that opened to be an ashtray with vent fan in office lol!
We were told one warning and we would be fired this included parking lot as well!
We were just construction workers!


8 posted on 01/08/2013 10:33:24 AM PST by Conserev1
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Tabacco Companies used to be HUGE Republican donors

If they were huge DEMOCRAP donors we would be hearing about the many healthful benefits of “bathing your lungs in cleansing smoke”


9 posted on 01/08/2013 10:53:56 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is an excellent opportunity to drive the Nasty Nellies nuts, with the use of simple “smudge pots”. There will be cigarette police chasing all over the place after detecting the *odor* of cigarettes.

First get a bag or box of cheap mini candles in aluminum cups for a dollar or two. About an inch high, they are typically used as pumpkin lights on Halloween. Sprinkle cigarette tobacco on the top of the candle, light it, then put it in a larger empty can for food or drink. Then hide them around campus where they won’t be noticed.

They won’t give off smoke, but will act like tobacco scented candles. The best part is that it is hard to hone in on smells, so they will likely accuse innocent people of smelling like tobacco.

If done properly, large parts of the campus would reek of tobacco, with lots of complaints first about the tobacco, then against the cig police harassing innocent people.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 11:00:14 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They will be so confused when all those people stop smoking and the tax income from tobacco products dries up. Go figure.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 11:14:11 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I call this 'performance art'

12 posted on 01/08/2013 11:23:43 AM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: vetvetdoug

Don’t give ‘em any ideas!


13 posted on 01/08/2013 12:10:20 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Conserev1

14 posted on 01/08/2013 12:22:17 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I would say “commies” but NO! I was in Shanghai a few weeks ago, no problem having a smoke in the bar as long as it was the smoking section. Really I had to go to a communist country to have a smoke without standing in the cold.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 1:07:10 PM PST by Moleman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Mississippi ping


16 posted on 01/08/2013 2:56:21 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Mississippi ping


17 posted on 01/08/2013 2:57:14 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

That is pretty funny.

They could also leave a lit cigar in front of a fake doll on the bench.

Then put the video of them trying to fine them on YouTube. That will go viral.


18 posted on 01/08/2013 7:18:48 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A few decades ago, I had a pretty unique philosophy prof. He was somewhere between a peacenik lib and libertarian. He knew very well that I was a conservative and ROTC cadet at the time.

I respected the hell out of the man, because, unlike many of his counterparts today, he truly encouraged intellectual discourse and debate in his classes, and my grades did not suffer in the least as a result of our divergent views.

I mention it only here in that he always had a pipe blazing with Borkum Riff Whiskey or John Middleton Apple tobacco...apparently Ole Miss would not suffer his presence on their campus.

19 posted on 01/08/2013 7:31:11 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 01/08/2013 8:53:59 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Such people have no sense of humor, so before you can bust up their game, you have to frustrate their ability to persecute others. Only then can you turn them into objects of derision.

Smudge pots start the process effectively by both sending them on “wild goose chases”, and fooling students, faculty, and administration that their actions are ineffective, because they can “smell people smoking”.

Next, in frustration, the cigarette police become increasingly authoritarian and oppressive to innocent non-smokers, which breeds resentment. Other than searches and interrogations, they will likely start threatening innocent people who they think smell like smoke. “Suspects”.

Then is the very best time to make fun of them, because it will tap into the pent-up frustration.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 4:59:04 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I would just continue to smoke wherever and whenever I want and deduct the cost of the fines as a "state and local tax" on my federal income tax return.

I've been doing that for a number of years on tobacco, gasoline, gross receipts, traffic tickets and whatever other kind of bullcrap is imposed statewide or locally.

No consequences yet. By the time I attract the attention of the powers that be, I will no longer be inhabiting this planet.

Either that, or I just ignore these infractions against my personal liberty.

There aren't enough cops to enforce all these laws - yet.

22 posted on 01/09/2013 2:02:05 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: WKB

I don’t like it, but I’m just proud that it took them this long.


23 posted on 01/09/2013 11:38:50 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.)
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To: WKB

No cigs in the South. Whoa.


24 posted on 01/09/2013 11:46:59 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: dixiechick2000; wardaddy

The difference DC2K is, I am just little more succinct than WD :>)

suc·cinct

(esp. of something written or spoken) Briefly and clearly expressed.


25 posted on 01/10/2013 5:45:21 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: onyx

Not the whole South just the best part of the South


26 posted on 01/10/2013 4:50:25 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: WKB

:)

You're right. I happily stand corrected!
27 posted on 01/10/2013 4:57:31 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: WKB; wardaddy

Yes...you are succinct, and concise. ;o)

con·cise (kn-ss)
adj.
Expressing much in few words; clear and succinct.

You two each have a different way of expressing things, and you each express it in your own wonderful, individual way.

IOW, you’ve both made your mark here, and neither of you ever disappoint me. ;o)


28 posted on 01/12/2013 12:03:19 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Too much bragging induces flirting with old men


29 posted on 01/12/2013 12:05:09 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: WKB

You got a problem with that? ;o)


30 posted on 01/12/2013 12:27:22 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Old age and treachery always overcomes youth and skill.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Noting jumps out at me !!!


31 posted on 01/12/2013 12:31:27 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: WKB

Hahahahahaha! ;o)


32 posted on 01/12/2013 12:32:18 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Old age and treachery always overcomes youth and skill.)
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