Incentives Offered to Increase Cigarette, Alcohol Consumption
Responding to concerns that the recent tax hike on cigarettes and alcohol will lead to decreased sales, the Kentucky State Legislature has ordered all state universities to “do their part” to ensure that student binge drinking and chain smoking do not decline in the face of higher prices.
“Kentucky needs to play to its strengths as a national leader in lung cancer, alcoholism, and adults with the fewest average number of teeth,” says David Williams, Chair of the Kentucky State Senate.
In order to bolster student alcohol and tobacco consumption, The WesternTM Board of Regents approved a new campaign featuring the slogans, “Smoke, More Smoke!” “Chesterfield, Blow Some My Way!” and “Drinking! Good Luck Getting Laid Without It!”
In line with the new policy, several units on campus will support the new campaign. University College will accept “experiential learning.” Kinesiology will offer “PE 069C: 16 Ounce Curls” and South Campus will offer “DRNK 096C: Dropback Chug-a-Lug.”