(Media-Newswire.com) - GAVILAN COLLEGE, CA - As of Fall Semester, 2011, Gavilan College is a smoke-and-tobacco-free learning environment. Smoking and use of tobacco products and non-FDA approved nicotine delivery systems ( such as "e-cigs" ) are prohibited on all areas of campus, except for designated smoking areas. FREE smoking-cessation counseling and FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapy can be obtained through the office of Student Health, through a partnership with Breathe California.Is this really the standard of educators in California?
People who in one breath talk about how very bad smoking is and promoting alternatives, while in the next banning one which has been proven many times over to wean smokers away from tobacco. Hey, yanks! These morons are educating your kids, aren't you a bit perturbed about that?
It's enough that their gullible bandwagon-jumping has led them to ban the non-existent threat of secondhand smoke from the open air, but to enforce an outdoor ban on electronic cigarettes is fuckwittery of heroic proportion.
I mean, where on earth do they get such an idiotic idea from?
Incredibly, the answer is a more powerful - yet even more incredibly hysterical - body than them. The government.
Just as they may regulate the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products, state and local governments may pass their own laws to regulate where e-cigarettes can be used to protect the public from exposure to secondhand e-cigarette vapors.No, you're not dreaming. The USA really is filled with that many levels of vacant irresponsibility.
The nation's foremost regulatory agency are seriously warning against the entirely fictional danger of "secondhand e-cigarette vapors", despite all available evidence - including their own study last month - finding no hazardous levels of anything in electronic cigarettes.
They may as well be issuing guidance on the health implications of breathing near a kettle, or the chances of contracting thrush by walking past a blonde pixie.
Altogether now ... it's not about health, you know.