LCC To Ban Smoking

Another community college campus is banning smoking.

The Lenoir Community College Board of Trustees passed a policy this week to ban tobacco products on college-owned or college-controlled property on May 14. That's the day after spring graduation.

A message from the Brantley Briley, Lenoir Community College President notes the policy will, quote "please some and displease others." Briley continued, "It is my opinion that we will be a healthier and cleaner campus as a result of the Board's passing this policy."

The memo said the administration will be releasing information on cessation programs and other opportunities regarding the new policy soon.


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  • by Baja Location: Philadelphia on Jan 29, 2010 at 10:19 PM
    Too bad that LCC isn't going to ban Pesticide Contaminated, and Chlorine-Contaminated, and Dioxin-Delivering cigarettes....a far cry from tobacco. Before entering the "smoking" brouhaha....check out http://fauxbacco.blogspot.com and http://ktc.com/~bdrake It's like Tobacco 101. Gottat know what we are talking about, eh? If anyone thinks typical cigarettes are tobacco....and that tobacco (a traditionally-used medicnal natural plant) is the cause of all the illnesses etc...well, think again.
  • by Dipper on Jan 28, 2010 at 04:43 PM
    leave it up to the irresponsible smokers to ruin it for the rest of us. Thanks
  • by HARLEYRIDER1978 Location: nashville on Jan 28, 2010 at 09:18 AM
    OSHA has stated outright that: "Field studies of environmental tobacco smoke indicate that under normal conditions, the components in tobacco smoke are diluted below existing Permissible Exposure Levels (PELS.) as referenced in the Air Contaminant Standard (29 CFR 1910.1000)...It would be very rare to find a workplace with so much smoking that any individual PEL would be exceeded." -Letter From Greg Watchman, Acting Sec'y, OSHA, To Leroy J Pletten, PHD, July 8, 1997 .
  • by chris on Jan 28, 2010 at 06:13 AM
    now the smokers will be like the PCMH smokers: standing on the street (in this case, hwy 70 or 58) to smoke. Making examples of them, huh. What with all the traffic, makes one wonder which is worse, the dangers of smoking or dangers of traffic.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 at 04:56 AM
    a ban on smoking but no ban on illegal immigrants?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 at 03:15 AM
    YEAHHHHH!!!!!!!
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