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OMG: What do you think about banning smoking on campus?

62 comments

  1. Nope. I don't smoke and am fairly aware of the effects of smoking and 2nd hand smoke, but If people keep it out of doors, I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed. Not thrilled about the burden it places on the tax payer for dealing with the long-term healthcare costs.

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    1. Smokers actually provide more to the healthcare system through taxes on cigarettes and the fact that they require less care in old (because they're not living as long).

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    2. Every time I walk in/out of DC, my chances of getting lung cancer increase by 1%.

      Not ban but at least enforce the 20ft rules faggots.

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  2. Its pretty much banned right now, isn't it? I graduated 2 years ago but I remember having to look hard to find a quiet corner spot where its safe to smoke, and even then a random passer-by would come out of nowhere and give me a mean look. I guess this doesn't apply to those with thicker skin though.

    If anyone wants a real safe spot to smoke, try the back of dino building that is kind of closed-off, to the right of the path you would take from DC to RCH.

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    1. It's been banned for a long time... I am currently a student at University of Waterloo and i can tell u that much.

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  3. Yes, ban that shit. I should not have to even smell that garbage. Smokers are extremely inconsiderate people, who somehow think dropping butts all over the floor is acceptable.

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    1. Maybe they should put more butt stops on campus? And not less than 10 meters from building entrances, so all you fuckers can stop complaining?

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    2. Why do you make it sound like people complaining about smokers near doors aren't completely in the right?

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    3. Because whenever a majority has a say over the lives of a minority it doesn't matter what the reason is (the children, public health, etc). If they are enforcing their will on others they are never in the right.

      Boo hoo it smells bad. So then we should ban everything someone might disagree with.

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    4. Maybe move the fuck out of the way then? Or just don't breathe... Whatever floats your boat.

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    5. I completely agree with you, in fact I say we should extend your reasoning. Car exhaust is far more dangerous, unpleasant, and concentrated in the area. There are probably more cars running than smokers at any one given time as well. Anyone with a car should feel ashamed that their choices may very occasionally burden my sense of smell, and should relinquish any right to drive a vehicle, out of respect for myself.

      Also, punishments should apply to people that have food I dislike the smell of, do you have to eat food that doesn't smell good? Your personal decisions that at all inconvenience me are incredibly disrespectful. In fact anything remotely annoying that is directly or somewhat directly caused by others should be banned and punishable(talking on the phone, walking too slow in front me, etc).

      Grow the fuck up.

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    6. @3e well said.

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    7. Yeah great except smoking causes cancer and doesn't provide any benefits like cars do. Shitty analogies are shitty. It's not just an "inconvenience."

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    8. Except that second-hand smoke has been proven to have adverse affects. Also: when I'm waiting at the bus with my kid, and it clearly states not to smoke at the stop, can you kindly move the @#$@ away so we don't have to smell your disgusting shit? Thanks.

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  4. 100% on board with the caveat that they do set out some dedicated areas where smokers are allowed to feed their addiction.

    If they move the smokers to areas I can easily avoid I cannot complain all that much.

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  5. I personally hate people who smoke but they have rights to smoke on campus. As long as they don't smoke right at the door...

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  6. Definitely a yes. I feel super uncomfortable every single time I walk behind a smoker. Like hello, I don't want your second-hand smoke thank you. Inconsiderate people.

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    1. Do you eat aromatic food? Do you have bad breath? Do you wear cheap perfume/cologne? If any of these apply, you should be ashamed of yourself. Inconsiderate asshole.

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    2. 7 here. I personally don't like aromatic food. And no, i don't have bad breath because i brush my teeth three times a day and go to the dentist regularly to make sure I don't have cavities. And I don't wear perfume/cologne because I hate the smell. I don't think I smell bad either because I shower at least once everyday and change my clothes daily. Sorry, unlike you, I have high standards for personal hygiene. Whatever you have listed out are probably what that applies to you. In that case, you are the one who should be ashamed and you are the inconsiderate asshole.

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    3. Ha. I can smell your bullshit from behind a computer screen. Regardless, smoking isn't banned on campus and you'll just have to suck it up until that day comes (not likely). Keep on dreaming, 7. And get a reality check while you're at it.

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    4. 7.c what makes you think that if you're dirty and smelly everyone has to be like you? or are you that dirty so no one clean is willing to be in your circle? that's why everyone you know is as dirty as you are and your perception about this world is that everyone smells as bad as you are and is as dirty as you are. you're such a joke. i actually pity you

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    5. I suggest you re-read my initial comment. Nowhere in that comment do I insinuate that you are unclean or dirty. Consuming aromatic food? Nope, it doesn't imply you're dirty. Have bad breath? Also doesn't imply you're dirty. Wear perfume? Again, it doesn't imply you're dirty. In conclusion, I don't think you're a dirty pig. Now, I just think you're dense as a fucking rock.

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    6. consuming aromatic food is fine. the dirty part is mainly just for the bad breath. i believe seems you're smart as fuck, you probably know what causes bad breath right? bacteria/cavities. if you brush your teeth regularly and keep good oral hygiene you probably wouldn't have that bad of a breath. and cheap perfume? im sorry, those kind of stuffs smells worse than laundry detergent. is you wash your clothes regularly i dont see why you need to put on cheap perfume to try to cover up your natural scent. expensive perfumes are another story though i dont personally like them but i dont really care as well.

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    7. 7 again. looking at how you're so against banning smoking on campus i assume you're one of the regular smokers as well. what you want to do with your life is your choice and honestly i dont give a single fuck about your health. if you could do us non-smokers a favours, all you have to do is just smoke 10 meters away from buildings and DO NOT SMOKE WHILE WALKING. that's the worst. assuming you're one of those responsible smokers who did both and doesn't cause other non-smokers much annoyance, I would just thank you in advance.

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    8. and sorry for all the typos/grammatical errors. was typing too fast. but you're so fucking smart, you'd understand what i was typing

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  7. I like the idea of banning smoking everywhere on campus, but I honestly think it's unrealistic. Ban or no ban, people will smoke.

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    1. They did this at my highschool. They handed out $100+ tickets to anyone they caught (and they frequently looked for people)... people started smoking off school property pretty quickly

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  8. I think we should have the death penalty for those mass-murdering terrorists. Yes, I do mean smokers.

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    1. I think you actually mean the things they're smoking.

      Send every Cigar, Cigarette, and ashtray to the guillotine!

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  9. Though, I do not advocate smoking. I think banning on campus is a little extreme, you can't control the world. We already have policy in place to discourage. Isn't that enough?

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  10. I think banning all across campus is a bit extreme, but it would be nice if it was regulated to places I could easily avoid. It's a pain to walk into a building through a cloud of smoke, or stand at a bus stop with a smoker who decided it would be a good idea to stay upwind.

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  11. I support the ban. Why should I have to breath in something thats harmful to my health? At least ban it where there's a large amount of traffic, especially just outside DC.

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  12. Make it punishable by death.

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  13. It will be about as effective as no smoking within 10 m of buildings, they don't enforce it. How about start enforcing that first? I'm looking at you DC and E5 residents

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    1. Not just there - but all the buildings on campus. I see people in front of the DP doors just smoking away.

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  14. I don't smoke, and hate the smell of smoke, but I don't think it should be banned. I would support enforcing the no smoking within 10m of buildings rule, and maybe adding no smoking zones in a couple high traffic areas, but not banning it completely. Its an addiction, and if someone can't get a smoke while running between classes, it would decrease their performance. I think most of them would quit if it was easy, but its not, so I don't want to decrease their school performance because I don't like smelling the occasional cigarette.

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    1. I would like that enforcing rule. Having to breathe in smoke each day when walking into or out of a building is really rough. I can hold my breath though for the few seconds that I walk by, but who will instinctively remember to do that.

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  15. It's not just about the smell. Some people have asthma and other respiratory issues which breathing in even a little cigarette smoke can make much worse. If someone is out walking somewhere they can't know when some douche is going to cross their path blowing smoke all over. Avoidance is not an option when you're outdoors.

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    1. I am one of these people. But that's life. It is public space, not my personal space.

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    2. True, but smokers can be polite enough to at least hold their puff in or abstain from taking a puff if they're passing by someone.

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  16. Seems sorta pointless. People are going to do it regardless, and a lot of people, including facutly and staff, would be up in arms against the idea.

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  17. Corner of MC near the bike racks is a nice place,

    otherwise next to the rebar sculpture near RCH

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  18. I find it so gross how these smokers in the comments are defending their nasty, shitty, shameful addictions, as if it's not fucking disgusting. Newsflash: It's fucking disgusting and you should be ashamed of smoking.

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    1. I read this just as I stepped out for a smoke lel

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    2. They are not defending their addictions, they are defending their rights. I am a nonsmoker, with asthma which gets really bad with smoke, and I don't support the ban. Do I think they should quit? Yes. Do I support their right to smoke in open areas? Yes.

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  19. I would support the ban, provided that university creates a smoker's den/room on campus (but that would never happen). I wouldn't even mind the funds coming from my tuition if that means we can get the nicotine addicts self-segregate.

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    1. I don't even think such a thing would be legal, actually.

      The ban on smoking within 15m of all buildings isn't a University rule, it's provincial law. Ergo, setting up a smokers' room somewhere would require a change to the existing law in order to happen.

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  20. Fucking asian FOBs smoking immediately outside if MC doors (1.5m) and littering ~100 buts from their group of 10 people.

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  21. im a smoker. and i think not only should it be banned, cigarettes should be made illegal entirely. theyre just addictive death sticks of evil

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    1. And then you have a thriving black market and untold millions of dollars taken out of public health care. Prohibition doesn't work and causes more problems than it solves.

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  22. Walking around Campus with people smoking as they walk in front of you is so annoying!! There should be certain designated areas. People shouldn't be able to walk and smoke at the same time!

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  23. I walk around campus smoking both cigarettes and weed.

    No one has ever said anything to me.

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    1. Wow such a badass. This guy smokes cogarettes AND weed!

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  24. should be glad that this school isn't in Europe...
    my god..the number of people that smoke there...crazy.
    If I get lung cancer...it will be their fault

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  25. On exchange right now and smoking is banned on our campus. The other exchange students I met are heavy smokers but they never complain about having to walk to the edge of campus to light up. Win-win?

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  26. The issue is that a lot of smokers lack common courtesy. Since there is a restriction that you cannot smoke within 10m of a door leading into a building, then they should respect that... But so many do not, even when a crowd of people are trying to get inside between classes (MC...). Further, the worst fucking ones are those who sit INSIDE A BUS SHELTER and smoke... What the fuck are you thinking? That smoke will stay for a long time, and you're taking the good out of this public space for anyone who wants to get out of the cold, who wants to sit their children down, etc... Fuck you guys.
    Although, I agree that it is rather difficult to restrict smoking whole walking. Here, I don't think there's much that can be done, it rather depends on how courteous the smoker is to others. The problem is that many are not.

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  27. Cull the smokers!

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  28. I support banning smoking in campus. The "no smoking within 10 meter to entrance" rule is frequently broken, and it's nauseating to having to sit beside a smoker in a lecture. Even when they are not smoking at the moment, they stills smell worse than gas station toilet. Banning it is good for the health of non-smokers and also encourages smokers to quit.

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  29. I 100% support banning it. I have asthma and cigarette smoke triggers it. Not to mention I made a conscious decision NOT to smoke and it's completely unfair to have people subject you to their shitty habits because they can't be bothered to get more than 10 meters away from an entrance.
    Yeah, it's cold. But you made that choice when you started smoking.

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