Tobacco use will likely be banned on Cleveland State University's campus.
The board of trustees' financial affairs committee today recommended the university develop a policy to ban all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco. The full board is expected to approve a policy at its November meeting.
CSU is one of the first two- or four-year public universities in the state that now allow smoking outside of buildings to take action following a recommendation by the Ohio Board of Regents asking each college's board of trustees to impose a ban.
Meanwhile, the Ohio Board of Regents has said it hopes that colleges will heed their concerns about the detrimental effects of tobacco on the health of employees and students.