I agree, in general. Although, I can tell if someone lights up in the car in front of me at a stop light if the wind is in the right direction.
In a crowd, it's a little more problematic. Like an outdoor concert, or tailgating. If I'm at a tailgate, and the people next door light up a bunch of cigarettes or cigars, then it's a problem and they need to stop.
One smoker 50 feet away is not a problem and a total ban on campus seems unenforceable and unrealistic. But just outside an entrance or in close quarters is not.
It's not the odor or the cancer I object to. The sun can give you cancer and body odor is more offensive that smoke. Cigarette smoke triggers my athsma. Period. You have no argument against that. I'll be glad when I can go to a bar and not feel like I can't breathe or wake up coughing up slugs of phlegm. So secondhand smoke is a danger whether you believe it or not, no matter where it is.
next time one of these smoking s.o.b.s lights up in front of you, hawk up a big hairy phlegm ball and leave it at their feet.
They probably wouldn't have included as many outdoor areas if the majority of smokers didn't just chuck their butts wherever they please... I don't think people realize that they don't just go away...
Valid point, when I choose to smoke on campus I try and always use the pipe ash trays. Most of these pipes, however, are overflowing and full. The thing is, after the ban, they may take these things off the campus....but people are just going to smoke just as much. Thus, more cigarette butts on the ground. This ban really means next to nothing without enforcement.
The only time I can see it getting enforced is during tailgating when there are cops walking around, but even then they will probably just ask you to put it out.
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