What would save more money and benefit more people - a smoking ban versus a bullying ban/
Smoking results in increased medical costs - usually after people have been smoking for many years and would therefore not be so much of a burden to the University itself.
In contrast, bullying results in
- increased medical costs (blood pressure, migraines, insomnia etc),
- family and relationship breakdown (and associated costs)
- depression (and associated costs).
- unemployment ( and associated costs and the loss of expertise and experience).
- paying employees to silence and gag them so they don't speak about the bullying they suffered. ($250,000 to 400,000 each)
So why should we be excited about a smoking ban - people who smoke have a choice - those of us bullied out ot the university of Newcastle and whose lives have been destroyed HAD NO CHOICE. Silly us, we were following university policy.