January 07, 2014

UCI Defies UC Ban on Smoking, Allows E-Cigarettes on Campus

Vaping allowed
VIA: http://blogs.ocweekly.com
UCI Defies UC Ban on Smoking, Allows E-Cigarettes on Campus
January 1 marked the University of California school system’s kickoff of smoke-free campuses. From Santa Barbara to Berkley, students are no longer allowed to light-up on campus, in parking lots, and even in their cars. But what about e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco? Those nicotine-delivering products aren’t allowed either! (Just kidding about chewing tobacco; nobody does that anymore). However, UC Irvine has decided to take a less totalitarian approach, and is the only campus to allow e-cigs.

While UCI is still banning regular ol’ cigarettes, the Smoke-Free Task Force decided that e-cigs, chewing tobacco, and snuff (the less-gross version of chew) are A-OK. Of course, it’s not because UCI wants to take a relaxed stance on smoking; the university hopes it will promote cessation instead of aggravating smoker-students so much that they need to have three cigarettes once they leave campus. If there’s anything we learned from Prohibition…

In an article on UCI’s website, professor David Timberlake explains that this stance came about because these “so-called ‘harm-reduction products’” aren’t fully understood. While chewing tobacco is well-known for producing horrid photos of people missing half their jaw, doctors, consumers, and the government have yet to agree about the effects of e-cigarettes. One thing’s for sure: blueberry-waffle vapor smells a helluva lot better than smoke, and chewing tobacco isn’t disturbing unless you have to see the aftermath.
To me, this is amazing.  They are absolutely correct, prohibition does NOT work and Blueberry-waffle vapor does smell a helluva lot better than smoke.  Good on ya UC Irvine.  
-Grimm
Vaping allowed VIA: http://blogs.ocweekly.com UCI Defies UC Ban on Smoking, Allows E-Cigarettes on Campus January 1 marked the University of California school system’s kickoff of smoke-free campuses. From Santa Barbara to Berkley, students are no longer allowed to light-up on campus, in parking lots, and even in their cars. But what about e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco? Those nicotine-delivering products aren’t allowed either! (Just kidding about chewing tobacco; nobody does that anymore). However, UC Irvine has decided to take a less totalitarian approach, and is the only campus to allow e-cigs. While UCI is still banning regular ol’ cigarettes, the Smoke-Free Task Force decided that e-cigs, chewing tobacco, and snuff (the less-gross version of chew) are A-OK. Of course, it’s not because UCI wants to take a relaxed stance on smoking; the university hopes it will promote cessation instead of aggravating smoker-students so much that they need to have three cigarettes once they leave campus. If there’s anything we learned from Prohibition… In an article on UCI’s website, professor David Timberlake explains that this stance came about because these “so-called ‘harm-reduction products’” aren’t fully understood. While chewing tobacco is well-known for producing horrid photos of people missing half their jaw, doctors, consumers, and the government have yet to agree about the effects of e-cigarettes. One thing’s for sure: blueberry-waffle vapor smells a helluva lot better than smoke, and chewing tobacco isn’t disturbing unless you have to see the aftermath. To me, this is amazing. They are absolutely correct, prohibition does NOT work and Blueberry-waffle vapor does smell a helluva lot better than smoke. Good on ya UC Irvine. -Grimm
Vaping allowed

VIA: http://blogs.ocweekly.com

January 1 marked the University of California school system’s kickoff of smoke-free campuses. From Santa Barbara to Berkley, students are no longer allowed to light-up on campus, in parking lots, and even in their cars. But what about e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco? Those nicotine-delivering products aren’t allowed either! (Just kidding about chewing tobacco; nobody does that anymore). However, UC Irvine has decided to take a less totalitarian approach, and is the only campus to allow e-cigs.

While UCI is still banning regular ol’ cigarettes, the Smoke-Free Task Force decided that e-cigs, chewing tobacco, and snuff (the less-gross version of chew) are A-OK. Of course, it’s not because UCI wants to take a relaxed stance on smoking; the university hopes it will promote cessation instead of aggravating smoker-students so much that they need to have three cigarettes once they leave campus. If there’s anything we learned from Prohibition…

In an article on UCI’s website, professor David Timberlake explains that this stance came about because these “so-called ‘harm-reduction products’” aren’t fully understood. While chewing tobacco is well-known for producing horrid photos of people missing half their jaw, doctors, consumers, and the government have yet to agree about the effects of e-cigarettes. One thing’s for sure: blueberry-waffle vapor smells a helluva lot better than smoke, and chewing tobacco isn’t disturbing unless you have to see the aftermath.

To me, this is amazing.  They are absolutely correct, prohibition does NOT work and Blueberry-waffle vapor does smell a helluva lot better than smoke.  Good on ya UC Irvine.  -Grimm

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