Ohio University plans for a tobacco-free campus

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Athens campus of Ohio University will likely become a tobacco-free zone in the next few years, according to OU Vice President of Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi.

Last summer, the Ohio Board of Regents passed a resolution advocating for the establishment of tobacco-free college and university campuses at all of Ohio’s public institutions of higher education.

Since then, Ohio University has put together a task force to explore the possibility of banning tobacco on campus. This week, Lombardi confirmed that the task force has decided to implement such a ban.

However, Lombardi says there are a lot of details yet to be worked out regarding the new rule, which will be implemented over the next three years.

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