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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C'mon now, Rochester is a model of progressive thinking.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even the PGA has not banned smoking...John Daly has been seen on camera more than once with a cigarette in his mouth
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone considered that a ban on smoking will eliminate the question of just what substance may be in that paper, thus ensuring players are not breaking any laws?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C-Kyle wrote:
Even the PGA has not banned smoking...John Daly has been seen on camera more than once with a cigarette in his mouth

...though Angel Cabrera actually quit smoking because he got sick and tired of being criticized for it. The Golf Watch reports that Cabrera would smoke several packages during a round. In reality, almost nobody wants to see it on the golf course.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolly wrote:
what about those electronic cigarettes?
The question has been asked:
An e-cig enthusiast on the PDGA forum wrote:
PDGA - how does the non-smoking policy pertain to e-cigs? Permitted or not?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

burjwahzeh wrote:
Can you imagine the NBA or the NHL waiting until 2011 to decide to ban smoking by players during a game?


But people watch those sports, well at least people watch the NBA,
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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2012 Tobacco-Free Policy
Smoking Ban

I knew that “Headline” would get your attention. First, let me introduce myself: I’m Rebecca Duffy and I am Secretary of the PDGA Board and I have also been voted by the Board to be the official spokesperson. I will be giving you periodic updates: some you’ll like and some you may not like. In other words, please don’t shoot the messenger!

Okay, down to business. The “smoking ban” has been a long time discussion. Instead of smoking ban, let’s call it the non-smoking policy. In January, it was voted on and passed by the PDGA Board of Directors. The motion stated that smoking (of all types- chewing, electronic cigs etc.) be restricted at the 2011 Am and Pro World Championships in the same manner that alcohol is currently restricted. As we know, this brought up a lot of discussion and debates. The PDGA survey clearly shows that more members agreed with the smoking ban than not.

On Tuesday, we had our monthly teleconference and the current non smoking policy was on the agenda. The question was, “Do we want to keep the non smoking policy?” After some discussion, the majority wanted to keep the policy but with a little twist. (In Board terms, an amendment) We have listened to both negative and positive feedback and came up with this motion. The motion stated that the PDGA continue the non smoking policy at the PDGA Majors in 2012, from the two minute warning until the time that the scorecard is turned in, except in special areas out of the public eye as designated by the tournament director. The motion passed.

PDGA Majors and special areas are both key phrases in this new policy. PDGA 2012 Majors are the only tournaments that this policy applies to. They are as follows: Pro/Am World Championships, U.S. Amateur National Championships, Stockholm Open, U.S. Masters Championship, U.S. Women’s Championship, PDGA Championship, and the USDGC. Also, special areas are areas designated for smoking by the Tournament Director. As the policy states, these areas will be out of the public eye. So it’s a big “no no” to go behind a tree or bush and sneak a drag----there will be consequences.

With that said, this announcement was posted in May of this year by Dave “Nez” Nesbitt, the PDGA Commissioner and Board President:
* E-cigarettes and chewing tobacco are not allowed under the smoking policy
* Open and visual possession of any product banned under the smoking policy will be treated as a courtesy violation, and violators will be asked to put away the product until after the cards are turned in. Repeated offenses will be handled per 801.01F

The PDGA is initiating a number of programs to develop and grow youth and student participation in our sport. This policy will help strengthen our image in the eyes of the public, and allow us to further enhance the experience of competitive disc golf for all participants.

These still apply and repeated offenses subjects you to disqualification. So please follow the rules and have fun playing. While you are following the rules, you are enhancing the image of disc golf and playing a big part in growing the sport that we all love. Not to mention, setting a great example.

So until the next time---“May the sound of chains frequent your ears!”

Rebecca Duffy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where did you find that?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They emailed it to me. I think it's also somewhere on their website.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jefrey A. Brother wrote:
I think it's also somewhere on their website.


http://www.pdga.com/announcements/2012-smoking-policy?s=eb60ca3c6be1c5253f537e555652a352
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One place out of the public eye would be in the porta-pots.

Another would be to say to everyone,

"hey, is that Justin Beiber over there," and then when everyone looks away to see if it really is him, you quickly light your smoke.
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