Monday, June 11, 2012

Official: College tobacco ban needs strength. From Dayton Daily News.

27 percent of adults 
ages 18 to 24 smoke. Ohio Board of Regents chief plans to ask schools for restriction.

A possible campus-wide ban on tobacco products at the state’s public colleges and 
universities could have a significant impact on students because more than a quarter of adults ages 18 to 24 are smokers.

James Tuschman, the Ohio Board of Regents chairman, told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer that he plans to introduce a resolution later this month asking the state’s public schools to ban tobacco, an effort driven in part by the chief executive of the Cleveland Clinic.

The decision to ban tobacco would fall to each school’s board of trustees.

Of the area’s schools, Miami University and Cedarville University already have campus-wide bans. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on Miami’s campus; Cedarville doesn’t allow even possession of tobacco products.

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