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[Ohio] Editorial: Kent State, Akron go smoke-, tobacco-free; others should follow

There’s no debate that smoking can be deadly. Though Kent and Akron aren’t breaking new ground, their boards of trustees deserve praise for enacting these common-sense policies. Other institutions should follow suit.
Canton (OH) Repository
added Jul 7, 2017 03:17

[Ohio] EDITORIAL: Our View: Other universities should follow smoke-free lead of Kent State, Akron

And in Ohio, a state in which the smoking rate has exceeded the national average, it’s especially important that a concerted effort is being made by major employers and educational institutions...Though Kent and Akron aren’t breaking new ground, their boa
New Philadelphia (OH) Times-Reporter
added Jul 5, 2017 17:17

[Ohio] Kent State among campuses snuffing out tobacco

Kent State University, including its eight regional campuses, and the University of Akron no longer will allow smoking or tobacco use on any of the properties they own, operate or lease under policies adopted by each university's Board of Trustees last
Ravenna Record Courier
added Jun 30, 2017 18:08

[Ohio] Snuffed out: Kent, Akron universities ban…

Kent State University, including its eight regional campuses, and the University of Akron no longer will allow smoking or tobacco use on any of their properties beginning Saturday. The change affects students, employees as well as visitors to on-campus e
Massillon (OH) Independent
added Jun 29, 2017 09:13

[Ohio] Grove City bans smoking in all city parks

The first "no smoking" sign was erected in Fryer Park Wednesday. A smoking ban in parks was put in place in 2016. Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage said the signs serve as a reminder to people of the ban. Stage explained he understands some smokers concerns of re
WSYX ABC 6 (Columbus, OH)
added Jun 29, 2017 09:31

[Ohio] Grove City gets grant money for smoking crackdown

banned smoking in public parks more than a year ago, but city officials say informing people of the change has been slow going. Franklin County Public Health has plans to help. The health department secured a $110,000 grant and will use a portion of i
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Jun 28, 2017 13:35

Ohio Moves Closer to Lower Cigar Taxes

A 50-cent cap on the cigar tax could become a reality in Ohio, as state legislators head into the home stretch of finalizing a budget that is due on June 30. On Wednesday, the state Senate passed its version of the budget, which included the cap on the
added Jun 25, 2017 13:35

[Ohio] Powell bans tobacco sales to those under 21 and medical marijuana businesses

Both issues were decided by 7-0 votes Tuesday night by Powell City Council after several months of analysis and discussion. Columbus and Upper Arlington smoking bans for those under 21 were passed two years ago and have been followed by those in Bexley
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Jun 24, 2017 18:19

[Ohio] Battelle Expands Center for Public Health Research

the expansion of its public health research center beyond tobacco to include research on the physical and behavioral effects of other substances, notably marijuana and opioids.
Business Wire
added Jun 20, 2017 17:54

[Ohio] Are you familiar with the smoke-free workplace law?

Huron County Public Health (HCPH) is the enforcing agency for the Smoke-Free Workplace Law in Huron County and encourages the public to report violations and threats to their health by calling 1-866-559-OHIO.
Norwalk (OH) Reflector
added Jun 4, 2017 20:02
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