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(Telegraph)   You know you're going to a pretty cool middle school if the teachers let students smoke on the playground because it helps keep the kids from sneaking off campus to smoke   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Leeds, health effects of tobacco, tobacco control, Ofsted, middle schools  
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2013-10-18 11:25:24 AM  
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majestic: Shadow Blasko: How badly does it date me that my high school had two smoking pits... One for students, and one for teachers?

I know, right? My kids minds are blown when I tell them we had a smoking area in high school.

Mine freaks when I tell her when I was a kid we had to get up and walk over to the TV to change the channel.

/also had smoking areas in both Middle & High School
2013-10-18 11:23:58 AM  
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Graduated HS in 1996... English teacher would randomly give someone an off campus pass to go buy her smokes. And we also had student smoking areas.
2013-10-18 11:07:49 AM  
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We used to have a smoking tree at our high school, it was 1978 or so but it was one of the huge trees that was out in the open, no hiding, and before school, lunch hour and after school it was surrounded by long haired boys and girls puffing away.
Sometimes the uptight police state society that we've become just pisses me off. Think about all of the decisions we were capable of making for ourselves before the government came along and told us they knew what was better for us.
2013-10-18 10:21:34 AM  
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Yeah, destygmifying is half-way to dealing with addictions appropriately.  The other half is required counseling for those who those who suffer from them.
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