University of Cincinnati snuffs on-campus smoking

Posted at 9:43 PM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 21:54:10-04

CINCINNATI -- Smoking, vaping and chewing tobacco are all officially out at the University of Cincinnati as of Monday, when a 2016 board of trustees ruling about the use and sale of tobacco took effect.

Anyone caught lighting up, selling or purchasing tobacco on campus -- including at campus events such as UC football games -- will be subject to discipline, according to the text of the ruling, which states that the policy "shall be applied consistently to all faculty, staff, students, visitors, volunteers, contractors and patients of the University of Cincinnati."

Ohio had 14 other smoke-free campuses as of Jan. 1, 2017, according to a list compiled by the Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative; these campuses include all four Miami University locations, Central State University and Ohio State University.