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Ohio State Set to Go Tobacco-Free on January 1st

It’s been a little more than a year since the Ohio Board of Regents asked the state’s public colleges and universities to ban all tobacco use on campuses. Some, such as Ohio State, are in the process of doing so. Ohio State’s no tobacco use policy is already in effect. It started August 1st. But people continue using tobacco products on campus. Dr. Peter Shields, co-chair of the policy’s implementation committee, says the university needed time to publicize the ban. Ohio State’s medical center has been smoke-free for about seven years. OSU’s Peter Shields says a few violators have faced severe penalties.