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The change comes after the Ohio Board of Regents, now known as the department of higher education, in 2012 recommended all Ohio public universities become tobacco free. WSU officials began looking into the issue five years ago and conducted surveys before making the decision to go tobacco free, according to the school.
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Sinclair Community College became tobacco free Jan. 1. Miami University and Ohio State already are tobacco-free campuses.
The University of Dayton allows smoking in designated areas, but there is a wellness services effort to eventually make the campus tobacco free, according the university’s website.