In the News

Ohio State Spotlighted on ANRF's List of Tobacco Free Universities

October 04, 2017 – ANRF

Menthol and Flavored Tobacco

May 31, 2017 – ANR

Big Tobacco: Civil Rights Activist

May 31, 2017 – ANR

"Light" Cigarettes Carry Heavy Lung Cancer Risk, Ohio State Study Finds

May 31, 2017 – WOSU

​Raising tobacco sales age to 21 is best way to prevent lifelong addiction

March 10, 2015 – OSU News Room

Tobacco Free Ambassadors Trying to Put Out the Fire on Campus

March 02, 2015 – The Lantern

Student Ambassadors use their own personal motivation to help educate the community

March 02, 2015 – onCampus

Ohio State's Tobacco Ban Making Some Progress

November 21, 2014 – WOSU

Time to increase Ohio's tobacco tax to save lives

May 19, 2014 – Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio State Professor Liz Klein featured in interview regarding e-cigarettes

April 24, 2014 – ABC6 on Your Side

Ohio lagging on tobacco use cessation, Ohio State experts weigh in

February 13, 2014 – The Lantern

Ohio State not alone: Other Big Ten schools ban smoking

February 05, 2014 – The Lantern

CDC launches new Tips from Former Smokers campaign

January 31, 2014 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio State University Marks Anniversary Of Report That Linked Cigarettes To Death

January 13, 2014 – WBNS 10TV

No butts: Ohio State budgeted $100K on tobacco ban signs

January 13, 2014 – The Lantern

OSU Says Enforcement of Tobacco Ban "Going Well"

January 10, 2014 – WOSU

Campus Smoking Ban begins at Ohio State

January 04, 2014 – The Columbus Dispatch

Buckeyes are tobacco-free

January 01, 2014 – The Delphos Herald

OSU-Lima, Rhodes campus goes smoke free

December 31, 2013 –

Raising tobacco sales age to 21 would cut smoking, save lives

November 13, 2013 – Columbus Dispatch

Peer pressure enough of a smoking ban enforcement for some Ohio State officials, students

November 03, 2013 – The Lantern

The Healthiest Campus: Tobacco Free. Dr. J's message for the week of 10/13/13

October 23, 2013 – Student Life

Consumer Report: You and the New Health Law

October 23, 2013 – WCMH

With wellness as the goal, OSU goes tobacco-free Jan. 1

October 23, 2013 – onCampus

Smoking Loophole

October 14, 2013 – Inside Higher Ed

Ohio State University Police will not enforce smoking ban

October 01, 2013 – The Lantern

Ohio State study: Smokers cost employers $6K more annually

October 01, 2013 – The Lantern

Ohio State litter cleanup gathers more than 4,800 cigarette butts

September 15, 2013 – The Latern

Blowing Smoke: Campus wide ban begins, but won't be enforced until 2014

August 21, 2013 – UWeekly

Colleges can clear the air

August 21, 2013 – Columbus Dispatch

Editorial: Ohio State tobacco ban won’t be taken seriously without strict enforcement

August 21, 2013 – The Lantern

Ohio State tobacco ban violators may face sanctions

August 19, 2013 – The Lantern

Live Remote: Rally for Wellness - Tobacco Free Campus

August 13, 2013 – Ann Fisher

Ohio State’s tobacco ban won’t begin in earnest until 2014

August 08, 2013 – Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State delays enforced ban on tobacco until 2014

August 06, 2013 – The Lantern


Ohio State receives $18.7 million federal grant to establish tobacco center of regulatory science

September 20, 2013 – OSU Research and Innovation Communications

The Ohio State University has received an $18.7 million federal grant to establish a research center devoted to the study of tobacco use patterns, industry marketing practices and public perceptions that will help the Food and Drug Administration put science behind its new role in regulating tobacco.

E-cigarette may help smokers quit, cut back

September 08, 2013 – The Columbus Dispatch

Smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes to try to kick their habit are at least as likely to succeed in quitting or cutting down as users of nicotine patches.

More kids are smoking e-cigarettes, study finds

September 06, 2013 – The Columbus Dispatch

Children — like adults — increasingly are trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle- and high-school students.

Study: companies pay almost $6,000 extra per year for each employee who smokes

June 03, 2013 – OSU Research and Innovation Communications

A new study suggests that U.S. businesses pay almost $6,000 per year extra for each employee who smokes compared to the cost to employ a person who has never smoked cigarettes.

Quit smoking? Vitamin E may give extra boost to heart health

April 13, 2013 – OSU Research and Innovation Communications

Taking a specific form of a vitamin E supplement can accelerate the health benefits that occur when people quit smoking, new research suggests.

The high cost of tobacco

September 20, 2012 – The Ohio State University

An outline of the health impacts, institutional costs, marketing, agents of change, right to use tobacco, ADA, benchmark institutions, cessation resources, and enforcement information.

Tobacco free conversation - open forums presentation

August 01, 2012 – The Ohio State University

A presentation of goals, tobacco free history, usage statistics, community discussion information, and the next steps in becoming a Tobacco Free campus.

Ohio Board of Regents' Resolution - Promoting tobacco free ohio campuses

July 23, 2012 – Ohio Board of Regents

The official signed document to implement a policy to establish all Ohio campuses as tobacco free.