OSU Says Enforcement Of Tobacco Ban “Going Well”

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Since the first of the year, tobacco has been completely banned on the Ohio State University campus.

It’s technically been banned for months, but enforcement started January 1. To see how enforcement is going, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with Dr. Peter Shields, a cancer specialist at OSU who helped the school craft its tobacco ban.

Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

  • guest

    It’s a real shame that OSU includes e-cigs in the ban, but does not ban nicotine inhalers. It’s unfair. If they really cared about people quiting, they would allow them to use tools such as e-cigs that help people. I smoked for 30 years and the ecig was the only method that worked. Now I can’t use it on campus. The arguments they have are senseless, basically they ban it because “it resembles smoking”. If they really cared they would not ban them.

  • john dillngerr

    over time,this ban will be ignored just like the city’s ban–there are a lot of places you can go to eat in Columbus,and still smoke inside