There is a growing movement across the country to create tobacco-free environments, and Ohio universities seem to be part of the movement.
More than five Ohio colleges and universities have policies in place to limit tobacco use on campus, and tobacco-free campuses have significantly curbed smoking, said Kim Norris, spokesperson for the Ohio Board of Regents. Ream more »
Residents in Fort Wayne began receiving official notifications Thursday and residents will begin signing lease addendums that are due Dec. 31. Ream more »
With several new developments in the pipeline for downtown, more than 1,200 new units could be affected by the ban. Ream more »
As soon as Wilson, 21, of Grand Rapids started heading across the Diag on U-M property, she was entering a smoke-free zone.
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There’s no move yet to ban smoking in parks. But the city will post signs in the next few weeks in specific parks and near playgrounds to discourage people from smoking.
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James Tuschman, chairman of the Ohio Board of Regents, who is also a member of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority board of directors, says he will introduce a resolution to that effect at a regents’ meeting this month.
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OU’s Norman campus will be tobacco free this summer after an executive order by Gov. Mary Fallin negated earlier plans for designated smoking areas. The ban will go into effect July 1 in accordance with Fallin’s order, which bans the use of all tobacco products on “all properties owned, leased or contracted” by the state, including all buildings, land and vehicles owned. Ream more »
A recent survey made by the University Benefits Advisory Council (UBAC) asked students whether or not they smoke cigarettes, and if they would support a campus-wide ban on tobacco products. Ream more »
The University of Texas at Austin announced today that it will ban smoking on all campus grounds.
“This is an institution of higher education, so it’s logical that we emphasize education, awareness and a spirit of cooperation in enforcing the policy,” Pat Clubb, vice president of university operations, said in a press release. Ream more »
After changes were made, the Simpsonville council voted 5-2 to table the proposed ordinance so it could further review it. Council members Julius Welborn and Geneva Lawrence voted against tabling it. Ream more »