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Costello disses WSU tobacco ban

In his Saturday column in the Lewiston Tribune, Michael Costello pooh-poohs the decision by Washington State to ban all tobacco products on campus;

In spite of the fact that nicotine ranks far behind alcohol and even coffee for causing bodily harm to anyone but the user on the WSU campus, this past week the WSU Board of Regents voted to banish all forms of tobacco. You may not smoke cigarettes on the campus, on the sidewalks or even on the golf course. In fact, you can't even chew tobacco or place a dip of snuff under your lip while on the hallowed ground. If you must smoke, then you are required to do so in your car with the windows rolled up. ...In banning all manifestations of tobacco, WSU joins approximately 1,100 other colleges and universities that have already instituted similar bans.This has nothing to do with the imaginary perils of second-hand smoke. This is pure cultural bigotry and petty moral exhibitionism/Michael Costello, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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