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College campuses begin to filter out smoke

November 2nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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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 »

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Public housing to go smoke free in 2013

November 1st, 2012 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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The Fort Wayne Housing Authority has approved a policy change that will prohibit smoking in all public housing units beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

Residents in Fort Wayne began receiving official notifications Thursday and residents will begin signing lease addendums that are due Dec. 31. Ream more »

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Kansas City wants to discourage smoking in parks

July 30th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Years ago, Kansas City banned smoking in public buildings, including bars and restaurants. Now city officials are turning their attention to outdoor public spaces — namely parks.

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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Local lawyer seeks campus smoking ban

June 5th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A Maumee lawyer plans to urge Ohio’s public colleges to ban all tobacco use on campuses.

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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Campus to be tobacco free this summer

May 8th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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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 »

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Campus smoking ban up in the air

April 19th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The fate of tobacco users on campus is still up in smoke.

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 »

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UT Austin Bans Smoking On Campus

April 12th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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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 »

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Simpsonville to review proposal to go smoke-free

March 29th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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Simpsonville smokers and nonsmokers may be waiting with bated breath while the City Council reviews a proposed smoking ordinance.

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 »

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