Unwelcoming; now posted on all entrances; contains vague threat
I don't smoke. Nor do I like to smell second-hand cigarette smoke (although I occasionally find pipes aromatic).
Yet I think the local college's new anti-tobacco mandate extremely extreme. Smoking is not even permitted outside the campus buildings (away from the common entrances or areas).
Here's the 'zero-tolerance' - cough, cough - policy:
"North Central Michigan College is dedicated to maintaining a healthy work and learning environment for all students, employees and visitors. Effective August 1, 2011, the College prohibits the use of tobacco products by employees, students and visitors on the Petoskey campus except inside individual automobiles. The prohibition applies to all buildings and facilities, and all outdoor locations owned or controlled by the College. For purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined as any tobacco product that is smoked, chewed or consumed in any other fashion. Also included in this policy are electronic, nicotine-containing devices commonly referred to as 'e-cigarettes.' "
I wonder how these same health Stalinists would react if I mounted a crusade for a profanity-free campus? You know, as a way to cut down on noise pollution and create a less toxic environment.
The Iconic MM