Ohio Higher Ed Panel: Ban All Tobacco On Campuses

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Ohio higher education officials voted unanimously Monday to urge the state's public campuses to ban all sales and use of tobacco products, including smoking outdoors.

The Ohio Board of Regents' resolution comes after a review showed such policies bring health benefits to both smokers and nonsmokers and cut costs for education institutions, said Chairman James Tuschman.

Tuschman said Ohio can set an example, since it often serves as a test market for new tobacco products aimed at young people.

"It is the right thing to do," he said.

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