Smoking bans take effect at UO, OSU

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Friday, August 31, 2012

An official smoking ban kicks in this week at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University.

In the fall of 2010, the UO said, it became the first Pac-12 institution to announce intentions to become a smoke- and tobacco-free university. OSU did so about the same time. Both schools decided to reduce the risks of second-hand smoke exposure and to provide a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, the universities have said.

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0 #1 RE: Smoking bans take effect at UO, OSUGuest 2012-09-01 18:35:53
It is a sad mystery that colleges...cent ers of learning...cent ers of science and medicine...acce pt the claims of the anti-smoking campaign.

Are there no microscopes or other technologies on campus to analyze a typical cigarette to see if it even contains tobacco (the ostensible target of outrage and legislation), or if it's only tobacco, or if it contains industrial contaminants that are already known to cause so-called "smoking-relate d” illnesses?

Are there no researchers who might look up legal Case History to find that the commonly-used EPA material about harms of "ETS" (environmental tobacco smoke) was thrown out of Federal Court (by anti smoking judge Osteen) as fraudulent? The EPA has neither challenged the substance of his determination nor fixed their ETS material.

Are there no political education students or professors who can find that the pushers of such smoke bans are invariably economically-li nked to the parts of the cigarette industry that most want to scapegoat smokers and the public domain tobacco plant for the harms caused by non-tobacco cigarette adulterants?

(This refers to many pesticides, dioxin-creating chlorine, paper, ag biz, pharmaceuticals that supply pesticides and additives, and suppliers of cellulose for fake tobacco, radioactive phosphate tobacco fertilizers, and burn accelerants…and all of their insurers and investors.)

Are there no History students who might look at the origins of Reefer Madness...the war on that other smokable, medicinal plant, cannabis...and how that was promoted by pretty much the same pesticide, chlorine industrial cartel that now pushes "Tobacco Madness" ...or “Reefer Madness II”?

Banning Industrial Contamination of Smoking Products is a legitimate and urgent direction. Banning use of Mother Nature’s “sinful” tobacco plant, which By Itself hasn’t yet been studied to justify public-interest -level prohibitions, is quite something else. See http://fauxbacco.blogspot.com for reference material apparently not available at colleges or universities.
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