No Smoking at UCLA Coming Soon

Despite the seeming Valentines’ Day romance of cigarettes (as of 1927) depicted here, UCLA is going smoke free on Earth Day, according to a reminder email circulating today.  The policy was announced last fall:

When the policy takes effect on Earth Day (April 22), the use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products, as well as electronic cigarettes, will not be permitted on campus and at sites owned or leased by the University.

South campus (the medical complex) has already implemented the ban.

For some smokers, UCLA may be asking for the Moon:

4 thoughts on “No Smoking at UCLA Coming Soon

  1. I am a lifelong non-smoker, and don't think people should smoke on health grounds, but I also think this policy is absurd. Smokers don't have the moon, or the stars, or a corner of a patio or a spot on the lawn to have a smoke and then go back to work. Smoking tobacco isn't actually illegal in the United States, and a non-discriminatory workplace should allow an area in which to practice it. Why wouldn't some smokers sue?

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