The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 21, 1984 - Page 3
Clove smokes may pack
more than sweet smells
By KAMALA WHITE
Walk into any University dormitory and you may confront a
sweet aroma drifting through its halls.
The smell is probably the smoke from clove cigarettes,
the smoke of choice for many students in the last few years.
*But what those students probably are unaware of is that
smoking the clove cigarettes could be as harmful as smoking
r LAST WEEK, the American Lung Association of Michigan
issued a warning to the public that the cigarettes which con-
tain clove oil to give them distinct smell could be poten-
*According to the report, "Cigarettes containing clove oil
have become increasingly popular over the past year as a
status or luxury cigarette among teenagers. They think that
'Whenever I smell cloves, I think
of the Quad."
- Dee Dee Edwards
East Quad resident
it is made up only of ground cloves and are therefore safe to
smoke, but analysis shows that they are mainly tobacco."
The report also cited tests performed by the Oak Ridge
National Laboratory in Tennessee that found that the
cigarettes contained levels of tar, nicotine, and carbon
monoxide similar to those found in regular cigarettes.
"CLOVE OIL is one of hundreds of additives used by the
tobacco industry to 'improve' flavor, aroma, and burning
qualities," the report said. "While most of these additives
appear on the generally recognized as safe list of the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration, they are only presumed safe
when consumed orally in their unburned form. When burned,
many of these substances become toxic and potentially har-
inmful to the smoker's health."
One place where scigarettes have become especially
popular is at East Quad, where not all residents are happy
with the fad.
"They suck! They're annoying! They stink up the air,"
said Tom Campbell, a freshperson living in the dormitory.
"Everywhere you walk you can smell them.''
DEE DEE Edwards, another first year East Quad resident
agrees that the smell of cloves permeate the residence hall.
"Whenever I smell cloves, I think of the Quad. I don't
smoke myself, but the smell doesn't bother me. Cigarette
smoke does, but I was actually thinking of buying some clove
cigarettes to keep in my room, sort of like incense."
Others see clove cigarettes as just another fad. Al Sun Woo,
a former clove cigarette smoker quit because "it was just a
phase I went through in high school. Cloves give you a slight
buzz. That's why I used to smoke them. But they probably
cause cancer, although most people don't smoke as many
because they're expensive."
Clove cigarettes cost considerably more than normal
cigarettes. A package of ten usually sell for a little more than
$1.50 in local stores, though that hasn't seem to hurt sales of
AN EMPLOYEE at Village Corner said sales have been
"I've sold loads of them. You definitely don't see anyone
over twenty buying them, though. All the skinheads buy
them. Not to mention the new-wavers - they all like them
too. Preppies tend to go for Salems," he said.
. Paul Tabor, the manager of Marshall's said the cigarettes
are profitable without a doubt. They sell out very quickly."
STILL, WHILE people are buying clove cigarettes, do they
really know what they're smoking?
"Ground clove leaves?" Woo guessed. Other East Quad
residents speculated that the cigarettes contain ground bats,
ground cloves, and "probably lots of wicked things." Some
admitted that they really didn't have any idea of what the
The cigarettes are manufactured primarily in Indonesia,
but like domestic tobacco products, they contain no list of
ingredients. Tobacco companies are protected from
revealing the contents under federal legislation.
Packs of clove cigarettes do contain a warning from the
Surgeon General stating that cigarette smoking may be
hazardous to your health, but what you're smoking still
remains a mystery.
Daily Photo by MATT PETRIE
One professional frisbee hopeful practices technique on the Diag during yesterday's heatwave.
Faculty watch code development
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one ally, but questions remain as to how
much pull the faculty government has
with administrators and the regents
and how much clout it is willing to use
to oppose the code or a bylaw change.
Although the faculty has con-
siderably more power than students,
the regents have not shied from
ignoring faculty advice on issues that
would appear to be more important to
the faculty than the proposed code.
Against the advice of the faculty two
summers ago, the regents almost
unanimously rejected research
guidelines which would have banned
research which had a "primary pur-
pose to destroy ... or permanently in-
capacitate human beings."
As Gold pointed out with the Civil
Liberties Board, the faculty has only
limited pull with the regents.
"The board only has the power of
moral persuasion," he said. "We can
protest, we can urge action, we can ad-
vise action - but we can't make tlies
regents accept it."
Tomorrow: The administration's
The University's Board of Regents brings its act to the Fleming Building
for the second day in a row. Seats are still available (as usual) for the 9 a.m.
to noon performance.,
AAFC-Terms of Endearment, 7 & 9 p..m., MLB 3; Berlin Alexanderplatz,
7-11 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Alternative Action-Emmanuelle II: The Joys of a Woman, 7, 8:40, and
10:20 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Mediatrics-CatPeople, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 4.
MTF-Ordinary People, 7 p.m.; Daniel, 9:20 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
U-Club-Whiz Kids, 10 p.m., U-CLub.
Performance Network-North Country Opera, 8 p.m., 408 W. Washington.
Ark-DeDanann, 7:30 & 9 p.m.
The Brecht Company-The Titantic Cabaret, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m., Halfway
Inn, East Quad.
School of Music-Voice Recital, Michael Lessens, 8 p.m., Rackham
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre-Key Exchange, 8 p.m., AACT Bldg., corner of
Main & William.
Roxy Club-Obsessions & Surreal Estate, 215 N. Main St.
Program on Child Development-George Miller, "Chronically Ill
Children: A View From Congress," 11:30 a.m., Rackham.
School of Education - Amedo Giorgi, "Social Science as Human Science,"
noon-2 p.m., Rm 1211, School of Ed.
Astronomy-Douglas Richstone, "The Nature of Galaxies," 8:30 p.m.,
Aud. A, Angell.
Center for East Asian Studies-Gayl Ness, "Population Change in
Southeast Asia: The View from Mexico City," noon, Lane Hall Commons
Guild House-Janis Michael, "Making Ann Arbor Nuclear Free," noon,
Nuclear Engineering-Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., White Aud., Cooley Bldg.
Chinese Students Christian Fellowship-Meeting, 8 p.m., Third floor, Trot-
Korean Christian Fellowship-Bible Study, 9 p.m., Campus Chapel.
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Study Class-Meeting, 7:30 p.m., basement of
University Reformed Church.
Social Work Alumni Society-Meeting, 9-11 a.m., School of Social Work; 1--
4 p.m., Alumni Center; Banquet, 6 p.m., Ann Arbor Inn.
Graduate Library - Tours of Hatcher Library, 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m., N. Lob-
UM-Dearborn-25th Anniversary Festival, Dearborn Campus.
AAUW-Book Sale, 10 a.m. -9 p.m., Arborland Mall.
Michigan League-League Buffet, cafeteria.
UAC-MUSKET Auditions, 6:30 p.m;, Anderson Rm., Union.
Folk Dance Club - Couples Dancing, 8:30-10 p.m.; Request Dancing, 10
p.m.-midnight, Outside Dental School.
Hillel Foundation - Weekend Retreat to Proud Lake, 3:30 p.m., 1429 Hill.
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