ND emphasizes smoking policy
Benjamin Chisholm | Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I would like express my disgust at this University’s brutal and on-going war against smokers. Not only is smoking prohibited in dormotories and lecture halls, cigarettes are not even sold on campus! But now, in compliance with a diktat issued by the useless jobsworth who incompetently run St. Joseph County, students and staff must maintain a minimum distance of 25 feet from the perimeter of every building if they wish to smoke. It is already an outrage that people have to suffer the indignity of being forced to go outside to smoke, but this new policy is an even worse humiliation and so draconian and fascistic it would make Hitler blush. If non-smokers are too precious and delicate to endure a small whiff of second-hand smoke then they should wear surgical masks. I will comply with Notre Dame’s anti-smoking policy, but only under protest. And if anyone looks at me askance while I’m smoking 25 feet away from the perimeter of a building I will blow a big cloud of smoke in his or her face and laugh.