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OC to host Great American Smoke-in

From a press release just issued to the Daily Emerald and the Register-Guard:

The Oregon Commentator is proud to present its first annual Great American Smoke-in on Friday, Nov.30 from noon to 3 p.m. in the EMU amphitheater.

In response to the ever-increasing vilification of smokers on campus, the Oregon Commentator presents the Great American Smoke-in as an opportunity for students to join together and enjoy the pleasures of fine tobacco products. Says Oregon Commentator Editor-in-Chief Ossie Bladine: “This is really a community event, a chance for smokers to have a safe space and fight the institutional bias against them.”

The Commentator opposes a smoke-free campus and other draconian measures proposed by the Clean Air Project. Bladine says these efforts are part of a larger scheme to “discriminate against and marginalize smokers.” The Great American Smoke-in, says Bladine, is a chance for smokers “to make their voices heard.”

The event will be held, rain or shine, and all forms of tobacco are welcome, including cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, pipe tobacco and the use of hookahs. Although the Commentator supports the legalization of marijuana, the event is for tobacco products only.

  1. Niedermeyer says:

    As long as people can still take one moment to smoke a fucking cigarette, peace is always possible.

  2. Vincent. says:

    Just wait till this escalates into a full-blown riot.

  3. Timothy says:

    This is totally genius.

  4. Alex says:

    Oh no! I can only come from 2-3!
    However, hopefully I’ll be dual-wielding, bringing both my hookah and some rolling tobacco (if my hands aren’t too cold to roll). I’ve endured my fair share of smoker’s hardships at U of O, from DPS biking by and telling me I HAVE to take the foil off to prove that I’m only smoking shisha (you’d think they could tell by the smell, I’m pretty sure after all those busts that DPS members have a weed sense more refined than the grubbiest cofeeshop revolutionary). Oh, and I was once told that because there was a window open on the side of the building i was smoking outside of that i had to leave, never mind the fact that I was 1) smoking with a group & socializing, 2) on the lawn, and 3) at least 25 feet from the building.

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