COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) - Ohio higher education officials have voted unanimously to urge the state’s public campuses to ban all tobacco use, both indoors and outdoors.
The Ohio Board of Regents‘ resolution approved Monday comes after a review showed such policies help both smokers and nonsmokers and cut costs for education institutions. It also calls for a ban on sales and advertising.
The recommendation will touch all campuses, including Ohio State, one of the nation’s largest universities. It currently bans only indoor smoking.
The state health department says it will help universities and colleges implement tobacco-free policies, though the decision will ultimately be up to each institution’s board of trustees.
Bans on tobacco use, advertising and sales are increasingly being enacted or considered nationwide, sometimes over the objections of student smokers, staff and faculty.
By Jay Sekulow
The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
This column will cover anything that has anything remotely to do with the game of baseball, from the game itself to mid-summer trades to offseason moves.
The cold hard truth about politics in America today and the state of this once great nation.
Uncensored exploration of issues concerning current events, civil liberties, American political advocacy, and the political and social issues facing military veterans.
A mother of three and a passionate conservative, Shirley Husar changes the game.
World's Ugliest Dog Contest
Spelling Bee finale
Marines train Afghan soldiers
Rolling Thunder 2013
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal