Years ago, liberals were permissive people who would fight for your right to smoke a joint on campus. Good luck finding those folks anywhere on the left today.

Adam Tragone of the YAF blog reports.

UMass-Amherst prepares students for campus-wide tobacco ban

In April 2011, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Faculty Senate passed a resolution that would ban using tobacco and tobacco-related products on campus, starting on July 1, 2013. The students were outraged and rightfully so. The ban is so invasive that it even extends to using tobacco products inside a vehicle on campus.

To be more exact, the university sent out an e-mail outlining some specifics regarding the ban:

(1) The use of tobacco will be prohibited in all buildings and vehicles owned or leased by UMass Amherst, regardless of location.
(2) The use of tobacco will also be prohibited on all University grounds and in any outdoor area controlled by the University.  This includes all University land, parking lots and parking ramps, athletic fields, tennis courts, and recreational areas.
(3) The use of tobacco will be prohibited inside any vehicle located on University grounds.
(4) When any person enters the grounds of the University, any smoking material shall be extinguished and disposed of in an appropriate receptacle at the perimeter of the grounds of the University.

“When I first heard about (the tobacco ban) I thought they were joking because it seems pretty widespread, the number of people who smoke on campus,” Vitulli said. “I do not think it should be an issue of whether it is good or bad for you, it is your right to smoke outside,” freshman Nick Vitulli told the Massachusetts Daily Collegian earlier this month.