asks for smoking ban in Athens parks
Athens Messenger - October 15, 2014
According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, only three
municipalities in the state of Ohio have banned smoking in public parks:
local campaign focuses on dangers of secondhand smoke
Athens Messenger - October 15, 2014
This campaign encourages families to make a smoke-free home pledge to
make sure houses and cars remain smoke-free to reduce the amount of
Sidney Daily News - October 15, 2014
Discussed the electronic cigarette situation in the city. After learning
that Councilman Ed Hamaker would vote no on an ordinance banning e-cigarettes
from city ...
inside: Horseshoe's gambling patio for smokers
Cincinnati.com - October 14, 2014
A virtual black jack dealer eagerly awaits the smoking patio's first
bet as ... Casino officials say they're excited to accommodate guests
that want to enjoy tobacco.
to smokers: Prepare to light up and bet
Cincinnati Enquirer - October 13, 2014
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is slated to open its new gambling patio
on Friday, pending final regulatory approval. Looking for every edge
in a hyper-competitive casino market, the Downtown casino decided to
construct a new outdoor smoking patio that ...
Allen County: Secondhand smoke truly dangerous
Lima Ohio - October 12, 2014
If you think secondhand smoke is no big deal, think again. The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency classifies secondhand smoke as a Group
considers making parks smoking-free
Dayton Daily News - October 11, 2014
An ordinance under consideration in Oakwood would allow law enforcement
to fine people who are smoking at some outdoor city-owned property.
The new ordinance will be considered by city council next month. It
would prohibit smoking and e-cigarettes at public parks, public natural
areas, or around the city building, public works center and community
center. City-owned parking lots, the Gardner Pool and the Old River
Sports Complex were also listed as areas protected from smoking under
the proposed ban. If city council approves the ordinance during its
Nov. 3 meeting, Oakwood would become the fourth city in Ohio to adopt
a smoke-free park law, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.
Other cities in the state with similar laws include New Philadelphia,
Strongsville and Sylvania...
County public employees to pay for smoking
Columbus Dispatch - October 9, 2014
County Engineer Bill Lozier and Commissioner Duane Flowers voted against
the proposal, with Flowers likening it to New York City's ban on giant-size
State: Hempfest returns to campus, encourages activism
OSU - The Lantern - October 9, 2014
Dr. Peter Shields, deputy director of the James Comprehensive Cancer
Center and chair of OSU's Tobacco Free Initiative, released a statement
addressing that ...
faces challengers Hoff, Noble on Nov. 4 ballot
ThisWeekNews - October 8, 2014
During her first term, Kunze said, she was proud to have been the sponsor
of a law prohibiting the sale of alternative nicotine products, including
Columbus Dispatch - October 8, 2014
...She has a particular interest in stemming youth drug use, and worked
on the bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors. ...
dangers: Liquid nicotine can be tempting to children [VIDEO]
WKRC TV Cincinnati - October 1, 2014
CINCINNATI (Paula Toti) -- Poison control centers advise parents to
be on high alert about a danger to children posed by e-cigarettes. It
sounds delicious even to adults and can be tempting to children. When
a child ingests it, symptoms range from minor to serious dizziness,
slurred speech, and difficulty breathing; potentially life threatening.
Some juice makers use child-proof caps, but not all of them do.
take responsibility for your smokers
Cincinnati.com - September 25, 2014
There seems to be a push by business owners and property management
companies to extend their non-smoking policies to the outside of their
debates e-cigarette regs
Sidney Daily News - September 24, 2014
SIDNEY - Should electronic cigarettes be banned on city-owned property?
... that a patron of the Senior Center was smoking an e-cigarette inside
the facility. ... the center administration that there were no laws
banning the use of e-cigarettes in ... statute that would enable the
city to ban e-cigarettes at the Senior Center.
Gaming: What you need to know to go
WFMJ - September 16, 2014
Hollywood Gaming is a non-smoking workplace. However, officials say
there are two designated smoking areas for guests that are located away
from the casino ...
start to tobacco-free campaign
The Cauldron (subscription) - September 2, 2014
Advertising of the smoke-free campus is everywhere at CSU. Signs hang
on light posts along the sidewalks and adorn walls inside and outside
the various ...
in a puff of smoke
The Daily Standard - August 31, 2014
The smoke has cleared inside area businesses and, in some cases, so
have the people. In 2006, Ohio became the 12th state to ban smoking
at work and in public venues. Some of the changes occurring in the last
six years are visible, such as an increase in outdoor seating at bars
a mixed bag in cancer prevention policy, study says
Dayton Business Journal (blog) - August 28, 2014
On the other hand, Ohio is among the most aggressive states when it
comes to smoke-free legislation. And there are not only lives lost through
tobacco use, but...
you need to know about UT's tobacco ban
Independent Collegian (University of Toledo) - August 27, 2014
The tobacco ban established last spring also bans chewing tobacco, cigarettes,
e-cigarettes, cigars, snus and pipes.
district, city collaborate on tobacco-free signs
Delaware Gazette - August 23, 2014
The Delaware General Health District recently collaborated with the
City of Delaware on the installation of several Young Lungs at Play
tobacco prevention signs located at some city parks and recreational
banned on Ashland County property starting in October
Ashland Times Gazette (subscription) - August 22, 2014
Last week commissioners passed a resolution stating that starting October
1, all county property is tobacco free. This includes e-cigarettes,
chew tobacco, ...
continues to enforce clean air policy
BG News - August 21, 2014
The University campus has been smoke-free since the Clean Air Policy
went into effect in January. The Clean Air Policy says that smoking
is not permitted ...
lighting up at Dayton's Cooper Park
WDTN - August 20, 2014
"We are proud to have Montgomery County's first smoke-free park
in the heart of our city," Mayor Whaley said. "Park visitors
can now enjoy the benefits of ...
to keep main casino gambling floors smoke-free
GamingTodaySlotsToday - August 18, 2014
An Ohio ban on smoking on the casino floor may push smokers to other
areas of the casino that are now being evaluated for slot machines.
Officials revealed last week casinos in Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo
want to install slot machines in designated smoking area while keeping
their main gambling floors smoke-free.
talks 'round the point
Toledo Blade - July 31, 2014
Tell me what raises for city administrators or a smoking ban do for
them. Tell me what the feisty Councilman Mike Collins would have said
about bulldozing ..
hookah more popular than cigarettes among local high ...
The Plain Dealer - July 24, 2014
"We're seeing the same thing," she said. "People's perceptions
are that e-cigarettes and hookah are significantly safer than cigarette
smoke. That is not the case.
Bans E-Cigarettes In Public Places
Convenience Store Decisions - July 21, 2014
The Cleveland City Council, in a unanimous vote late Wednesday agreed
to expand a 2011 ordinance against tobacco smoking in public places
to e-cigarettes, IdeaStream reported.
Casino Cincinnati plans outdoor expansion catering to smokers
WCPO - July 21, 2014
Horseshoe Casino plans an expansion that will include an outdoor bar
and patio. ... place to take a break from the downtown venue's smoke-free
Bans E-Cigarette Smoking
ideastream - July 17, 2014
The county's smoking rates had fallen to less than 19 percent of residents
in 2007. ... The city had already banned cigarette smoking in publicly-owned
cigar proposal has Ohioans seeing smoke
The Plain Dealer - July 16, 2014
At issue is the FDA's responsibility to regulate tobacco products and
protect the ... The FDA is well aware of the difference between cigarettes,
inexpensive ... are not marketed to, nor appealing to minors, unlike
the 'flavored cigarette styled ...
University Considers MANDATORY Re-Education Classes For ...
KFBK - July 16, 2014
Officials at Ohio University are considering mandatory classes for
students who get caught smoking on campus as part of a draconian ban
on smoking for the ...
Station offers 'tasting bar' for electronic cigarettes
ThisWeekNews - July 16, 2014
Vapor Station owner James Jarvis lost his grandmother to lung cancer,
so he's on a mission to help smokers kick the habit via electronic cigarettes.
Jarvis moved ...
Metroparks to look at updating rules
News-Herald.com-by Devon Turchan - July 15, 2014
The executive director also would have an opportunity to designate
outdoor areas as smoke-free under the proposed changes. Palagyi clarified
that a ...
Not enough is known about e-cigarettes
Columbus (OH) Dispatch - July 15, 2014
Accepting e-cigarettes as a social norm in public falsely justifies
the safety of nicotine and is counterproductive to the recent strides
in removing tobacco exposure from public areas across Ohio.
dining trend growing
The Daily Standard-Jul 13, 2014
One of the first places to add outdoor space inside Celina was Club
211. Owner Ben Amstutz said the club opened a 20-by-80 patio behind
the club mainly to accommodate smokers when Ohio banned smoking inside
businesses. It has since added a front patio with room for about 10-12
board prepares for coming school year
Port Clinton News Herald - July 8, 2014
The board also adopted a policy prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes
on school property. The board discussed the best and safest educational
environment for ...
Allen County: Making tobacca-free zones
LimaOhio.com - July 7, 2014
Communities throughout the U.S. are creating tobacco-free outdoor recreational
facilities out of concern for the health of their citizens. Cities in
Minnesota, Texas ...
may go smoke free in its hiring policy
Columbus CEO - July 1, 2014
Smokers need not apply. That could be a sign at Toledo government offices
with Mayor D. Michael Collins signature if he moves forward with a plan
to prohibit the hiring of tobacco and nicotine users.
banned from water park
New Philadelphia Times Reporter - July 1, 2014
City officials have banned the use of electronic cigarettes at the Uhrichsville
Water Park. Council recently authorized Mayor Terry Culbertson and City
Services Director Joe Bolon to add the ban to the rules and regulations
at the water park. The prohibition takes effect immediately. This is
the second time this year that restrictions on smoking have been enacted
in Tuscarawas County. In May, the New Philadelphia Park Board banned
smoking at all city-owned parks, including Tuscora Park.
says he's 'excited' to resume council service
ThisWeekNews - June 24, 2014
Jed Morison, superintendent/CEO of the Franklin County Board of Developmental
Disabilities, has been appointed to replace Anne Lewis, who resigned
this month due to work and family commitments. . During his previous
terms on council, Morison served in several leadership positions, including
as president and chairman of the safety, finance and service committees.
He said he is proud of having helped to pass one of the first citywide
bans on texting while driving, as well as creating a bicycle helmet
law for children, and a citywide indoor smoking ban.
on track to become tobacco-free in 2015
The Athens Messenger - June 21, 2014
Ohio University is on track to become a tobacco-free campus beginning
in the 2015-16 academic year. According to a memo provided in the OU
Board of Trustees June 27 meeting materials, OU Vice President for Student
Affairs Ryan Lombardi states that the university embarked on a three-year
goal to become a smoke and tobacco-free campus last summer. During the
past academic year, OU put together an implementation team comprised
of faculty, staff, students and community members to oversee the transition.
State to ban tobacco use on campus
Columbus Dispatch - June 21, 2014
Columbus State Community College plans to ban tobacco use across its
campus next year, joining about 20 other Ohio colleges with similar
City Becomes First In State To Ban E-Cigarettes
Watchdog Wire - June 16, 2014
Smoking paternalism has reached a new level in Ohio, with Oberlin becoming
the first city in the state to include electronic cigarettes in its
ban on smoking in public areas after the city council there voted to
change its smoking ordinance last week.
Christie-and-Kasich Tax Show
Budget & Tax News - June 16, 2014
Theres an interesting phenomenon playing out in both New Jersey and
Ohio: Two of the countrys most prominent conservative Republican governors
have proposed new taxes of a sort that havent appealed even to traditionally
liberal, tax-hungry state legislatures in states like Massachusetts
of your health
Logan Daily News - June 14, 2014
The Hocking County Health Department is proud to announce that funding
has been granted through the Ohio Department of Health, Tobacco Use
Prevention and Cessation Program to implement the stand program in our
schools once again!
shows majority want smoke-free parks
Dayton Daily News - June 10, 2014
Local park districts are evaluating policies after results from a recent
survey showed more than half of Montgomery County residents surveyed
were interested in tobacco-free parks.
voters consider more than self-interests
Cincinnati.com - June 10, 2014
Ohio passed their smoking bans with only 58 percent of their voters.
This indicates that there are factors other than their own personal
interests that voters ...
line up early for Austintown racino jobs
WFMJ - June 9, 2014
Since the venue is smoke-free, potential employees must pass a test
to show that they are nicotine free. They must also be 21 years of age
or older and provide ...
part of Oberlin's smoking ban
Columbus Dispatch - June 6, 2014
OBERLIN, Ohio A northern Ohio town has joined the growing number
of municipalities that are including electronic cigarettes in their
your fresh produce, grown right in the city; a look at e-cigarettes
The Plain Dealer - June 6, 2014
Well, young kids, older kids, and a lot of adults often aren't fans,
but the fact is, vegetables are very good for you. Eating a good diet
can even help you feel better...
smokers be shut out?
Cincinnati Business Courier June 6, 2014
banned from smoking even off the job? Check out how reader voted in
the chart below. Here are some of the comments we received: "Should
employers tell you what to eat, drink, etc." - Michael J. Long
city council includes electronic cigarettes in public smoking ...
The Morning Journal - June 5, 2014
Smokers are banned from using electronic smoking devices, in addition
to traditional ... smoking rooms are among those exempt from the ban,
of Cuyahoga's sin tax could be tied to sports team performance
WKSU News - June 5, 2014
Oberlin is expanding its public smoking ban to include electronic cigarettes.
The e-cigarettes are now banned in public. However, they can be used
in private ...
City Council considers banning sale of e-cigarettes to ...
The Plain Dealer - June 2, 2014
Lyndhurst City Council will discuss at its meeting tonight whether to
ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. ...
OKs restricted use of medical marijuana
Columbus Dispatch - May 30, 2014
Some supporters objected to the law's limits on the number of conditions
covered, its prohibition on use of the marijuana leaf and a ban on smoking
racino job seekers must apply online
WFMJ - May 29, 2014
Since the venue is smoke-free, potential employees must pass a test
to show that they are nicotine free. Officials expect more than one
thousand people to show ...
campaign launched by Athens City-County Health ...
The Athens Messenger - May 29, 2014
The Smoke-Free Home Pledge Campaign is designed to educate the public
about health risks to themselves and their children from secondhand
and third-hand ...
ducks demolition talk in plan presentation
Cincinnati.com - May 28, 2014
The last of those latter involved diversifying housing stock, improving
quality of life through nonsmoking, becoming an asset to communities
and asking the ...
e-cigarettes be banned in public places in Ohio?
The Plain Dealer - May 21, 2014
... in places undermines current laws in place that ban tobacco smoking
in public places. Should Cleveland or the entire state consider this
ban or leave it alone?
law changes extinguished by Council
Gateway News - May 21, 2014
A proposal to strengthen the city's anti-smoking regulations, which
would have banned lighting up at sports activities, failed to gain traction
in City Council. Instead the city will continue to live under Ohio law,
which bans smoking in workplaces and other enclosed public places.
bans sales of electronic cigarettes to minors
The Plain Dealer - May 20, 2014
LAKEWOOD, Ohio City Council Monday night voted to ban the sales of electronic
cigarettes to those under 18.
to increase Ohio's tobacco tax to save lives: Micah Berman ...
The Plain Dealer - May 16, 2014
It has now been almost seven years since Ohio's Smoke-Free Workplace
Act went into effect, clearing the air in bars, restaurants, and other
workplaces. The law ...
Special Assignment: E-Cig Safety
WTOV Steubenville - May 16, 2014
Georges said he has quite a few patients who are using e-cigs to try
to quit altogether. He recommends using other, more traditional step-down
approaches like ...
To Revisit Use Of Park
Lakewood Observer - May 14, 2014
In February the Ohio General Assembly adopted a law that regulates the
use of alternative nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes. The law,
which will take full ...
considers regulating electronic cigarette sales to minors
Sun News - May 13, 2014
The city is considering legislation restricting the sales of electronic
cigarettes to minors. A separate discussion will take place later as
to whether the city should ban the indoor use of e-cigarettes in public
Healthiest Employers finalist: Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Cincinnati Business Courier May 9, 2014
...management and smoking cessation programs. The on-site wellness coach
also works with the employee dining services manager to promote healthy
meals within the casino. Seminars and booths are used by the wellness
Check: The fight to treat e-cigs like the real thing
WXIX - May 7, 2014
"These are really smart people that are marketing e-cigarettes
and they're using some of the same sleazy tactics aimed at children
that big tobacco uses," adds ...
Shows Ohioans Favorable to Higher Tobacco Tax
NACS Online - May 2, 2014
Sixty-seven percent would approve taxing all tobacco products, including
chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes, at the same rate as cigarettes. It's
an extremely ...
Caught Smoking E-Cigarettes in Class
WKEF ABC22 / FOX45 (Miamisburg, OH) - May 1, 2014
KETTERING -- Students are facing consequences after being caught smoking
e-cigarettes in Fairmont High School classrooms. "That's a new
problem because there's no odor," said Fairmont High School Principal
Dan Vonhandorf, "It was a surprise. I mean thing...
support even higher tobacco tax than Kasich wants, poll says
Columbus Dispatch - May 1, 2014
She said the key combination is an indoor smoking ban, higher taxes
that discourage youths from purchasing cigarettes, and a well-funded
education and ...
Choice Cigars and Lounge off to good start in Twinsburg
Twinsburg Bulletin May 1, 2014
An intricate ventilation system -- or "smoke eater" -- was
installed by Corsi and Raimondo for between $5,000 and $6,000, and it
inhales 2,500 square feet of air ...
sin-tax group charges in complaint that Issue 7 opponent lied in ...
The Plain Dealer April 30, 2014
... is lying in a recent television advertisement that urges voters
to oppose the tax, ... false claims about the proposed countywide tax
on alcohol and tobacco sales. ... extending the tax on alcohol and cigarettes
would go to the team owners. ... Raising cigarette prices decreases
youth smoking rates, another reason sin tax is ...
may consider e-cigarette ban
1370 WSPD - April 30, 2014
The Findlay Health Department is hoping Findlay will be the first municipality
in Ohio to ban e-cigarettes. The Findlay Courier reports that a City
Council meeting ...
director should be fired over smoking granny case
Cincinnati.com - April 29, 2014
This is using a population base that was subject to thousands of times
more exposure to secondhand smoke than anyone today would be, due to
than 63 percent of Ohioans favor $1 per pack cigarette tax ...
The Plain Dealer - April 29, 2014
"It's important that we just don't raise a tax so we get people
to quit," said Beverly May, regional director for the Campaign
for Tobacco-Free Kids. "We want to be ...
minors have access to e-cigarettes? ($$)
Hamilton Journal News - April 28, 2014
They may look like cigarettes and contain nicotine, but so far electronic
cigarettes have remained unregulated. But last week the FDA announced
plans to expand its authority to include these devices that contain
replaceable cartridges of liquid nicotine that come in tobacco and menthol
flavors as well as many others including cherry, chocolate, vanilla
1300 respond to smoking survey
Dayton Daily News - April 24, 2014
Around 1,300 people participated in a survey to gauge public interest
in amending Montgomery County park policies to include a tobacco free
One of Detroit's Casinos Fold?
Deadline Detroit - April 24, 2014
It doesn't help that the smoke-free gaming casino in Toledo is taking
away some of the customers in Southeast Michigan. The News also notes:
Last year's ...
smoking ban opponents get organized
The Steubenville Herald-Star - April 22, 2014
"No matter what your walk of life, keep the things that connect
us right here at ... by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights ...
challenges Kunze in 24th House primary
ThisWeekNews - April 22, 2014
Battery-powered devices that simulate cigarette smoking, e-cigarettes
were not regulated and could be purchased by those younger than 18 before
the new law ...
Down goes bust
Youngstown Vindicator April 21, 2014
... he couldn't have it in the park since he lacked the permit required
by city ordinance. ... The date of the event as well as the appointed
time for the planned smoking 420 was the California police
code for marijuana smoking in progress.
parks consider going smoke free
WDTN - April 21, 2014
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) Monday is the last day the public can weigh in on
the idea of making Montgomery County Parks tobacco free.
would rather move than quit smoking
W*USA 9 - April 21, 2014
Toombs her friends call her Billie is 89 years old, and she is still
smoking. For a woman smoking since the Roosevelt administration, she
is remarkably healthy. But now she has a problem. A little more than
a year ago, her apartment building in Milford went smoke-free. She had
one year to quit, but she just could not do it. Or maybe she never tried.
eviction, 89-year-old smoker plans to move
WDTN - April 21, 2014
MILFORD, Ohio (AP) An 89-year-old southwest Ohio woman is preparing
to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone ...
of Ohio's GOP legislators face primary foes from right
Columbus Dispatch - April 20, 2014
... an electronic-cigarette bill that, although it was aimed at banning
sales to minors, was opposed by anti-smoking groups that saw it as a
way for tobacco ...
taverns, patrons flout smoking law
Toledo Blade - April 20, 2014
At Delaneys Lounge in West Toledo, the bar recently was full of patrons
having a good time, including about five of them who were openly smoking
despite Ohios law that prohibits lighting up in public places. Delaneys
is just one of about 37 bars that the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
has cited repeatedly for allowing patrons to violate the law.
community welcomes Legends and Mojo, bids farewell to ...
Toledo Free Press - April 18, 2014
A sluggish economy and smoking bans have hurt the gay bar scene. The
Internet, cellphones and all the other social media outlets today have
also contributed ...
Survey targets smoking in local public parks
Springfield News Sun - April 17, 2014
I don't think it needs to be banned in an outdoor open-air place,
said ... at local parks where she lives and she wouldn't object to a
ban in Montgomery County.
for Ban on E-Cigarette Public Vaping [VIDEO]
WRGT TV Fox 45 - April 16, 2014
MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- More people are turning to e-cigarettes. Many cities
are pushing to ban vaping in parks, restaurants and in the workplace,
but so far ...
is the will of the people - University of Toledo bans tobacco use
Norwalk Reflector - April 15, 2014
Smoking is now off limits at the University of Toledo. The universitys
board of trustees voted unanimously on Monday to ban all tobacco use
on all UT campuses. The ban applies to tobacco, smokeless tobacco, snuff,
and electronic cigarettes. The ban wont take immediate effect, President
Lloyd Jacobs said, as it will take some time to develop how to implement
the tobacco prohibition.
where tobacco-free zones will be created in Greater Cincinnati
Cincinnati Business Courier - April 15, 2014
The nonprofit group Interact for Health has awarded more than $300,000
in grants to help fund the efforts of six Cincinnati-area organizations
that hope to create tobacco-free zones that could prohibit not only
smoking but also chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. One of the largest
grants, for $100,000, was awarded to the Northern Kentucky Health Department.
It intends to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to advocate
for a statewide ban on smoking in public places. One of its goals is
to reduce secondhand smoke in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties.
State sets boundaries on tobacco ban
OSU - The Lantern - April 14, 2014
Ohio State students, staff and faculty officially have boundaries for
where they can get their tobacco fix. The universitys tobacco-free policy,
which went into effect Jan. 1, was recently updated to include a map
showing the boundaries of where exactly the tobacco-free policy applies.
bans smoking on main campus
Toledo Blade - April 14, 2014
The University off Toledo Board of Trustees today voted unanimously
to ban all smoking on UT's main campus
their own words: DCGA presidential, vice presidential debate
The Denisonian - April 10, 2014
She explained that she was originally in favor of the smoking ban, but
after having long conversations with [her] peers, voted
against it. Mehrish said My first ...
boosts anti-smoking push
Cincinnati.com - April 10, 2014
The grants announced Thursday will help the six groups prohibit both
smoke ... Grant and Kenton counties through advocacy of a statewide
ban on smoking in ...
debates support for marriage equality
Independent Collegian - April 10, 2014
One was the gun proposal, the other was the smoking ban, McCullough
said. In both of those, the people that took the survey passed
it. Both of those pieces of ...
The Review - April 7, 2014
The Hancock County CIA Regulation, passed in 1999, was a good beginning
to preventing secondhand smoke exposure. However, significant exemptions
in the regulations mean that Hancock County citizens and workers are
still being exposed to the deadly effects of second-hand smoke in local
bars, hotels/motels guest rooms, conference or meeting rooms, private
office work space and gaming and entertainment establishments.
reviews proposed ban on e-cigarettes in public
northwestohio.com - April 4, 2014
The Findlay Health Commissioner suggested to Findlay City Council to
amend an ordinance that bans e-cigarettes in public places. City officials
have raised ...
e-cigarette market adds 2 more new retailers
Dayton Daily News - April 3, 2014
Tobacco-free e-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat liquid
nicotine and flavors into a vapor that the user inhales. The industry
faces the possibility of ...
officials say stronger smoking laws unnecessary
Gateway News - April 2, 2014
Streetsboro -- Tightening regulations for smokers on city property would
be taking government one step too far, according to several City Council
members. "I just don't like regulating people into submission,"
Council member Bridget Pavlick said. "Why make another law if we
don't have to? Why put one more restriction on people or businesses
that we don't have to?" The first violation of any law under Ohio's
Smoke Free Workplace Act calls for a warning letter to the city or the
individual committing the infraction, while the ...
Bob's goes smoke free
Cincinnati.com - March 31, 2014
A Boone County eatery will go smoke free April 1. Bob Luehrmann, owner
of Buffalo Bobs Family Restaurant, at 9910 Berberich Drive, off the
Mount Zion Road exit, said the switch has been on my mind for a couple
of years now. Additionally, three of the restaurants bar tenders do
not smoke, one of whom is pregnant. So just for her well-being, I thought
this would be perfect timing, said Luehrmann, who lives in Burlignton.
The Review - March 30, 2014
Ohio Casino's are nonsmoking. Once the non-smoking no exceptions ban
is enacted, the experts will take notice - the gambler will quit smoking
before he quits gambling. A win-win situation for all health-wise.
RODU: Tax smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes at lower rates
Youngstown (OH) Vindicator - March 30, 2014
Gov. John Kasichs plan to increase taxes on all tobacco products is
bad tax policy, built on an unscientific, unsuccessful anti-smoker strategy:
Quit or die. Only one component of the governors plan makes sense increasing
the cigarette excise tax.
bans e-cigs on city land
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - March 29, 2014
Tahlequah city council members passed a city ordinance at a recent meeting
to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on city owned or operated property.
e-cig use grows, so does talk of regulation
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - March 29, 2014
Electronic cigarettes are used as an alternative to tobacco, but some
people want cities to regulate where the devices can be used. To ban
these products will drive people back to smoking, said Sean Gore, chairman
of the Oklahoma Vapor Advocacy League, or OVAL. Many cities are discussing
ordinances to ban the use of e-cigs on city property as a safety measure
for residents health. Some cities, including Tahlequah, have already
passed such ordinances. Delbie Walker of the Muskogee County Health
Department said that in August, the idea of banning e-cigs on city property
was brought to the mayor of Muskogee Two main studies cited by Gore
in his advocacy for e-cigs are the 2012 ClearStream-AIR study and Peering
Through the Mist, conducted at Drexel University in 2013. E-cigs are
the largest step forward in tobacco harm reduction in 50 years, Gore
said. If tobacco sales go down, so does the amount of money into the
trust by big tobacco companies, he said. ...
e-cig 'juice' can appeal to children
Columbus Dispatch - March 28, 2014
Vinh Nguyen gives his customers at Vapor Bombz every warning there is
about electronic cigarettes and the liquid nicotine that fuels them.
Show me ID.
General brings tobacco battle to campus
The News Record (University of Cincinnati) - March 27, 2014
Lushniak visited the University of Cincinnati Wednesday asking students
and faculty to join the battle against tobacco. We
still have a battle against tobacco, even 50 years later, Lushniak
said. We have 50 years of progress but it isnt enough. We
aims to curb chronic diseases
Columbus Dispatch - March 27, 2014
That includes adopting smoke-free policies in public housing and on
university campuses; promoting walking and bicycling to schools; increasing
the number of ...
Gov. John R.Kasich signs several bills into law
The Harrison Press (subscription) - March 25, 2014
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich recently signed the following pieces of legislation
into law: Sub. HB 144 - includes alternative nicotine products within
the restrictions that currently apply to the sale or distribution to,
and possession or use by, minors of cigarettes and other tobacco products
and to declare an emergency. ...
native's book chronicles legacy of city's 1st black mayor
Toledo Blade - March 24, 2014
...Mr. Ford also said Mr. Perry didn't give enough credit or blame to
ire generated by an anti-smoking ordinance that Mr. Ford supported starting
in 2003. ...
of smoker sends wrong message
Cincinnati.com - March 21, 2014
Ohio revised code section 3794.01.... regarding the non smoking Law
in Ohio specifies it is illegal to smoke in a confined area. To show
a photo of someone ...
cracks down on smoking ban violators
1370 WSPD - March 19, 2014
Some Ohio bars and restaurants looking to renew their liquor license
have been denied because they owe the state money for smoking fines.
In Lucas County alone there are $320,000 in unpaid smoking violations.
higher taxes, how many smokers would quit?
Cincinnati.com - March 18, 2014
Raising the cigarette tax to help pay for an income tax cut, as Gov.
John Kasich proposed last week, would cause some Ohioans to stop smoking.
But just how many Ohioans would kick the habit if a pack of Marlboros
were to go from around $6 to about $6.60 is debatable, public health
Toledo Blade - March 14, 2014
They deliver nicotine but don't give off smoke, just a watery vapor
that looks like ... by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; no need
to restrict their sales then.
Toledo Blade - March 14, 2014
The cigarette tax would be extended to other products like cigars, electronic
cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and pipe tobacco that are currently subject
to lesser tax ...
a bigger vision
Columbus Dispatch - March 13, 2014
A 60-cent hike in the cigarette tax, to $1.85 per pack, along with new
taxes on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes will raise
useful revenue while ...
Kellett: Is there a good compromise for the smoking ban?
Independent Collegian - March 12, 2014
The smoking/tobacco ban has received a lot of coverage since its ...
that when the health of the public is put at risk, there is a right
to regulate that behavior. ... sale of drugs such as marijuana the simple
solution is to simply enforce the law.
weighs smoking ban
Toledo Blade - March 12, 2014
The University of Toledo Board of Trustees may vote next month on a
proposed smoking ban on UTs main campus.
banning 'e-cigarette' sales to children makes sense: Ohio Rep. Stephanie
The Plain Dealer - March 9, 2014
Technology also has noticeably expanded over the years. In recent years,
we have seen a rise of electronic cigarettes, or more commonly known
as e-cigarettes, battery-operated devices that create water vapor and
simulate the act of smoking. As of last year, e-cigarettes accounted
for only one-half of one percent of the $105 billion U.S. tobacco market,
but their popularity is growing. Some analysts believe sales of electronic
cigarettes will surpass traditional tobacco products within the next
'vaping bars' thrive, jury remains out on e-cigarettes
Columbus Dispatch - March 9, 2014
The popularity of vaping bars appears to be growing in central Ohio
along with calls for tighter governmental controls and concerns about
possible health consequences
banning 'e-cigarette' sales to children is a "Trojan Horse:"
Shelly Kiser, American Lung Associaton of Ohio
The Plain Dealer - March 9, 2014
Last month when I watched Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
puff away on e-cigarettes during the Golden Globes awards, I had a flash
back to images from the 1940s when cigarettes were smoked everywhere
and glamorous movie stars were used to promote them. As the mother of
two teenagers, I was dismayed at the evidence that e-cigarette manufacturers
are using the same tactics that were used decades ago to hook generations
of kids on cigarettes.
Declares War on eCigarettes! Should They Be Banned?
1370 WSPD - March 5, 2014
Ohio Governor John Kasich yesterday signed the state's first bill opposing
electronic cigarettes. The bill was designed to keep eCigs away from
minors. Minors are now prohibited from obtaining, possessing, and using
electronic cigarette products under the age of 18. Another controversial
measure under the bill signed by Kasich is that eCigs are designated
as "alternative nicotine products," rather than "tobacco-derived
products." The Ohio State Medical Association is concerned this
new category might exempt the products from taxation laws regulating
Signs Bill Banning E-Cigarette Sales To Minors
WCBE 90.5 FM - March 4, 2014
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill that aims to keep electronic
cigarettes out of the hands of those under age 18.
on this: Smoking policy now includes dip
Miami Student - March 4, 2014
This January, Miami University added several articles to its no-smoking
policy, which has been in place since 2008. The additions to the policy
include a ban on the use of e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco on Miami
University grounds, additions some students believe are an encroachment
on their rights.
suing bars to collect smoking fines
The Star Beacon - March 3, 2014
DAYTON Doctor Doodles Lounge co-owner George Sexton said he quit smoking
cigarettes after 20 years. But until lately he couldnt seem to get his
customers to do the same, particularly inside his business, and that
has landed him in trouble with the state. Failure to get his patrons
to stop smoking in his bar and ignoring smoke-free workplace violations
means Sexton faces more than $47,000 in fines, interest and collection
costs. The Ohio Dept. of Health has sued George and Wanda Sexton in
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court after other collection methods
failed for multiple violations the past few years.
Roundup: Wexner moves up billionaire list, CCAD students ...
Columbus Business First - March 3, 2014
E-cigarette firm expanding: With e-cigarettes growing in popularity,
a Dayton-area company that makes nicotine vaporiser liquid is also setting
up for a possible expansion, the Dayton Business Journal reports. NicQuid
LLC is quadrupling its space, the paper said, and will dramatically
grow its production lab. An executive told the paper they've "seen
a massive growth in sales." In case you missed it, Grove City's
Buckeye Vapors is doing pretty well these days too.
To ban or not to ban: The Toledo Blade, meanwhile, looks at what e-cigarettes
mean for Ohio's indoor smoking ban and for companies that ban employees
from smoking. Most employers that ban smoking are choosing to ban vaping
as well, the paper said.
on puffing ecigarettes at work or in public are cloudy
Toledo Blade - March 1, 2014
Just seven years since Ohios smoking ban went into effect, the thought
of lighting up a cigarette at the office seems almost as foreign as
the idea that drinking radioactive water once was thought to ease the
pains of arthritis. But just as technology eventually trumped medical
quackery, its now caught up with Americas smoking policies.
prohibits sale of e-cigarettes to minors
ThisWeekNews - February 26, 2014
School trustees voted Tuesday night to ban e-cigarettes on Fort Worth
school district property. The electronic vaporizing devices, also known
as e-cigs, joined the list of prohibited conduct that includes weapons
and abusive language. The policy revision bans electronic cigarettes
or any electronic vaporizing devices of any kind from school district
property. Superintendent Walter Dansby recommended the revision.
laud Kasich plan to aid smokers
Columbus Dispatch - February 26, 2014
The smoking rate climbed to nearly 1 in 4 Ohioans in recent years as
funding for ... coupled with smoking restrictions in public places and
periodic tax increases ...
tobacco ban gains traction
Independent Collegian - February 26, 2014
A campus-wide tobacco ban, which has generated strong but divided feelings
and sparked a protest Monday in the Student Union, will soon go to the
universitys board of trustees.
Taylor: Let's meet in the middle with the smoking ban
Independent Collegian - February 25, 2014
There has been a great deal of debate about the tobacco ban on campus
since it was proposed by Student Government this fall. Most recently,
the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) staged a protest in the Student
Union on Feb. 24, denouncing the proposal. While I believe their argument
is well-intentioned, it also seems somewhat misguided.
or harmful? 5 On Your Side Investigators put E-cigarettes to the test
NewsNet5.com - February 25, 2014
Suddenly, e-cigarettes seem to be everywhere. But so far, there is little
regulation at the local, state or federal levels and little research
has been done on the devices. Ohio House Bill 144, which bans minors
from buying e-cigarettes, passed both legislative houses. A spokesperson
for Ohio Governor John Kasich said the governor plans to sign the measure
governor's State of the State speech
Marietta Times - February 25, 2014
An addiction that hides in plain sight is tobacco. Ohio once was a national
leader in smoking cessation efforts and we need to take up this cause
once again. That's why today I'm announcing that we're dedicating new
tobacco settlement funds to the fight against this addiction, a fight
that will help drive down our medical costs and improve Ohioans' health.
ban at UT draws fire
Toledo Blade - February 25, 2014
A student group that says a proposed campuswide smoking ban at the University
of Toledo would deny people their civil rights handed out fake cigarettes
'vapor shop' to open March 1
Dayton Daily News - February 24, 2014
A new e-cigarette store called Vape Girls is scheduled to open on March
1 at 5430 Fishburg Road in Huber Heights, part of a surge of vapor shops
opening or ...
protests UT smoking ban proposal
Toledo Blade - February 24, 2014
A student group opposed to a campus-wide smoking ban being considered
by the University of Toledo Board of Trustees handed out fake cigarettes
and asked students to sign petitions in the Student Union today to protest
the ban. The group, which calls itself Young Americans for Liberty,
plans to turn over the collected signatures to the universitys Student
Government on Thursday, said Ron Johns, a member of Young Americans
for Liberty. The goal is to make sure that students' voices are being
heard, Mr. Johns said...
Arlington council postpones vote on e-cigarette rules
Columbus Dispatch - February 21, 2014
Enlarge Image Dispatch File Photo E-cigarettes look similar to cigarettes,
but when the user inhales, the device heats up nicotine-infused liquid
inside, releasing ...
officials want electronic cigarettes regulated
northwestohio.com - February 20, 2014
DeWine, and other state officials want all e-cigarette retailers in
Ohio to have mandatory regulations. The Ohio State Legislature passed
a bill that would prohibit ...
WKRC - February 20, 2014
What is certain is that e-cigs are a new delivery system for nicotine,
big business and compared to smoking everyday, less expensive. Exposing
to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but what about the money?
Watchdog.org - February 20, 2014
The Ohio Legislature has voted to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors,
but how the products are classified ... They are not now included in
Ohio's smoking ban.
OK ban on e-cigarette sales to kids
Sandusky Register - February 20, 2014
Ohio lawmakers have approved a bill that aims to keep electronic cigarettes
out of the hands of those under age 18. The measure would prohibit minors
store to open on South Main
LimaOhio.com - February 20, 2014
Electronic cigarettes contain various levels of nicotine, from none
at all to the highest level of 48 milligrams in one milliliter solution.
Eggers said smokers start at ...
AT 11: Exposing E-Cigarettes
WKRC TV Cincinnati - February 20, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014, Paula Toti looks into the growing trend
of e-cigarettes and how they're targeting your kids.TONIGHT AT 11: Exposing
postpones e-cigarette legislation
ThisWeekNews - February 19, 2014
Upper Arlington City Council recently postponed consideration of a ban
on the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors as a similar measure
moves through the Ohio General Assembly. Poised to become the first
community in the state to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to those
under age 18, Upper Arlington officials decided, at least temporarily,
to take a pause...
Johns: Prepare to protest against the smoking ban
Independent Collegian - February 18, 2014
Last semester the Young Americans for Liberty and I stood up for smokers
freedom. We had a great tabling session with awesome turnout. I personally
believe it played a part in the narrow victory in Student Government.
The legislation for the tobacco ban was defeated by one vote.
Bars Grow In Popularity In Central Ohio As Lawmakers Move to Restrict
Sale of E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
10TV - February 18, 2014
GROVE CITY, Ohio - A bill to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes and
other "alternative nicotine products" to minors is on the
Governor's desk, awaiting his signature. Last week, the State Senate
passed a House bill that would fine violators $1,000....
be 18 to smoke e-cigarettes
Wooster Daily Record - February 15, 2014
The bill would define so-called e-cigarettes -- battery-powered devices
that simulate smoking by producing a vapor that can be inhaled -- as
alternative nicotine ...
Nation should follow CVS
Cincinnati.com - February 15, 2014
This year, the U.S. surgeon general issued a report to commemorate the
50th anniversary of the initial landmark 1964 report linking tobacco
smoke with lung...
Ban For Minors Clears Legislature Despite Objections
WOSU Public Media - February 14, 2014
Electronic cigarettes are a fairly new item on the market they
look like cigarettes, but don't produce smoke or ash. But they're also
sparking debate on how they ...
Senate Approves Ban On Selling E-Cigs To Minors
WCBE 90.5 FM - February 14, 2014
The Ohio Senate has approved a measure banning the sale of electronic
cigarettes to minors. Groups such as the Ohio State Medical Association
Ohio children away from e-cigarettes
Marietta Times - February 14, 2014
A bill working its way through the Ohio Legislature would ban sales
of electronic cigarettes to minors. An Ohio Senate committee approved
the measure Tuesday ...
Ohio officials praise CVS for removing tobacco products ...
News-Herald.com - February 14, 2014
Pharmacy mogul CVS recently announced plans to cut all tobacco sales
by Oct. 1, ... Axing cigarette sales is just one component of CVS's
aim for promoting ... While CVS hopes cutting tobacco sales will impede
smokers from obtaining cigarettes, ... While Becker understands those
concerns, he looks at the ban on tobacco ...
Investigates: Hazards Of E-Cigarettes
NBC4i.com-by Denise Yost - February 13, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Electronic cigarettes have become a wildly popular
alternative to smoking, but an NBC4 investigation has uncovered a hidden
hazard in ...
to ban electronic cigarette sales to youth: How they voted
The Plain Dealer - February 13, 2014
In this Feb. 19, 2009 file photo, workers place partially assembled
electronic cigarettes in a tray after testing their amber LED lights
at the Ruyan factory in Tianjin ...
puts its money where its cigarettes are
LimaOhio.com - February 13, 2014
CVS Caremark operates nearby pharmacies in Oberlin, Elyria, Lorain,
North ... The company announced last week that it will end all cigarette
sales at its 7,600 stores ... The sale of tobacco products is
inconsistent with our purpose helping ...
on sale of electronic cigarettes to minors passes Ohio Senate
Dayton Daily News - February 12, 2014
Research shows that high taxes and indoor smoking bans are the two most
effective ... Ohio's voter-approved indoor smoking ban does not apply
ban on e-cigarette sales to minors may be covered already
Medina County Gazette - February 12, 2014
The Ohio Senate is considering banning the sale of electronic cigarettes
to minors. But a local store owner said he doesnt know of anyone selling
the devices to children. The worst thing you want to see is kids smoking,
said Michaels Mini-Mart owner Mike Esber, who also serves as a Brunswick
Hills Township trustee. Ive not heard of any stores selling these things
may be e-cigarette sales to minors
Hamilton Journal News (subscription) - February 12, 2014
The Ohio Senate may vote today on a measure to ban the sale of electronic
cigarettes to minors. They have often been described as a less dangerous
alternative to regular cigarettes. But there are few studies exploring
exactly what chemicals are in them, ...
racino plans to hire this summer
Akron Beacon Journal - February 11, 2014
DAYTON: An official at the racino under construction in Dayton says
most of the hiring will happen this summer but smokers need not apply.
Gary DeWitt, general manager of the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway,
wouldnt say how many people will be hired or how many will be full-time
at the new track being built on the site of an old automotive plant.
But he did say they wont hire smokers. All Penn National Gaming establishments
require employees to be non-smokers. The harness-racing track, which
also will feature 1,000 slot machines, will be smoke-free.
bill would ban sales of e-cigarettes to kids
WRGT TV Fox 45 - February 11, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio Senate panel has approved a measure to
ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. The bill aims to keep
the products ...
Tax Extension Debate Fires Up Cuyahoga County
ideastream - February 10, 2014
In May, Cuyahoga County voters will decide whether to extend a long-standing
tax on tobacco and alcohol to help maintain and modernize the city's
publicly-owned pro sports facilities. The current so-called "sin
tax" has been in place since 1990. Its raised about $350 million,
almost all of which has been used to pay off the debt on Progressive
Field and Quicken Loans Arena. The question of whether to extend it
another 20 years through 2035 - made for a spirited discussion today
on 90.3s call-in show The Sound of Ideas. ideastream's Brian Bull reports.
Warn Parents of E-Cig Risks for Minors
fox8.com - February 10, 2014
And although the state of Ohio regulates the sale of traditional tobacco
cigarettes to minors there is no such law regarding the sale of electronic
bills in the Statehouse cover heroin, e-cigarettes and business ...
WKSU News - February 10, 2014
On Tuesday, a Senate committee is scheduled to hold a hearing for a
bill that would ban minors from buying and/or using alternative nicotine
products. The bills sponsor, Republican Representative Stephanie Kunze
of Hilliard, says she created this bill in order to take new products
like e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors.
State to continue asking dorm residents 'Do you smoke?'
The Lantern - February 9, 2014
Though Ohio State has gone tobacco-free, students planning to live on
campus for the 2014-15 academic year will still be asked whether they
is right for Kroger to stop selling tobacco
Cincinnati Business Courier February 7, 2014
...is in the health business. Many Kroger locations have pharmacies.
There are more than a dozen Little Clinics in Cincinnati Kroger stores,
and the Little Clinic website features advertisements for smoking cessation
applaud CVS health decision
Lancaster (OH) Eagle-Gazette - February 6, 2014
In one way, it might just lead people to buy their tobacco products
elsewhere, he said. "But the CVS plan may also convince other people
to not sell tobacco products, which could make them harder to find,"
Barwick said. "If someone is on the cusp of ...
State's ban of e-cigarettes sparks disagreement
OSU - The Lantern February 5, 2014
...Risko said he bought an e-cigarette to quit smoking cigarettes. ...
campus smoking bans, and the University of Minnesota has a smoking ban
set to take effect July 1. ... and the university is currently determining
if e-cigarettes should be banned ...
bill draws flak, but vote in Ohio Senate is near
Columbus Dispatch - February 5, 2014
An electronic-cigarette bill that has drawn concern from anti-smoking
groups, doctors and an Ohio State University professor is likely to
see a Senate committee vote next week.
State not alone: Other Big Ten schools ban smoking
OSU - The Lantern - February 5, 2014
More than half of the Big Ten schools are saying no to tobacco. When
Ohio State implemented an enforced campus-wide tobacco ban Jan. 1, the
university joined six other Big Ten schools that have implemented or
plan to implement university-wide smoking bans in some manner.
studies of devices vary
ThisWeekNews - February 4, 2014
It can sometimes be seen in restaurants, taverns and other public places:
the flash of a vivid blue light, a swift puff and an exhalation, the
vapor dissipating into thin air. Or so it seems. In modern parlance,
its called vaping. The use of e-cigarettes is a growing and some say,
disturbing trend that could set the stage for the next big public-health
battle nationwide. Its an industry thats largely unregulated, giving
teens virtually unlimited access to nicotine products, some public-health
advocates argue. Unlike traditional cigarettes and similar tobacco products,
e-cigarettes, or smokeless cigarettes, are not banned by Ohio law in
public and private places, leaving it up to businesses and governmental
agencies to set their own policies. Anita Keller, owner of Hungry Soul
Cafe in downtown Columbus, is an e-cigarette user in her own restaurant
and doesnt discourage patrons from doing the same. So far, she sees
it as a non-issue.
enforcement, no respect
The Cauldron (subscription) - February 4, 2014
Ever since Cleveland State University enacted an on-campus smoking ban
in the fall 2013 semester, there has been notice of new changes that
include green "No Smoking" signs posted around campus. I've
noticed they appear to be disregarded in most situations. As a non-smoker,
I witness students and faculty walking on campus lighting up cigarettes
as they walk past the signs themselves.
to report litter, smokers at Ohio State
OSU - The Lantern - February 2, 2014
A smartphone app allows users to report litter and smokers on Ohio States
campus, but some staff and students said the app could take a while
to help make the area cleaner. OSU began an enforced campus-wide tobacco
ban Jan. 1 on all tobacco products including cigarettes, tobacco chew,
snuff and e-cigarettes.
Ohio e-cigarette conversation hazy
News-Herald.com-by Devon Turchan - January 30, 2014
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: Catharine Candelario, an employee at the
newly opened Henley Vaporium, vapes, or smokes an electronic cigarette,
ban not affecting Ohio State applicants' interest
The Ohio State Lantern - January 30, 2014
For some high school students who have submitted their applications
to OSU this year, the ban has been a topic of conversation. Tori Geiger,
a senior from Wayne High School in Dayton who does not smoke, said she
supports the new ban....
County business owners say e-cigarettes are booming
The Morning Journal - January 30, 2014
E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that when inhaled, heat up
nicotine-infused flavor (referred to as e-liquid) and releasing a vapor
Pushes Sin Taxes for Downtown Stadiums
Bond Buyer - January 29, 2014
The cigarette and alcohol tax revenue would help keep professional sports
teams in Cleveland and promote economic development in the city, supporters
Arlington might halt sales of e-cigarettes to minors
Columbus (OH) Dispatch - January 30, 2014
A ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors could go into effect in
Upper Arlington as soon as Feb. 10 if the city council approves legislation
presented by the city attorneys office. If it becomes law, the
restrictions on the purchase and possession...
may ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors
ThisWeekNews - January 29, 2014
Upper Arlington City Council is considering a local ban on the sale
of electronic cigarettes to minors, a move that has not been taken by
the state or federal governments. Upper Arlington City Council heard
a first reading of the ordinance Monday, Jan. 27. It could be approved
as soon as Feb. 10.
warn of "unintended ramifications" of e-cig bill
Columbus Dispatch (blog) - January 28, 2014
The Ohio State Medical Association is joining anti-smoking groups in
urging caution regarding a tobacco-industry crafted bill targeting electronic
cigarettes. The Medical Association, like groups including the American
Cancer Society of Ohio and the Lung Association, said it supports House
Bill 144s primary thrust, which is to keep those under age 18 from purchasing
the popular nicotine products. But the Cancer Society and others have
argued that from the tobacco industrys perspective, the true goal of
the bill is to carve e-cigarettes out of the current section of law
that defines tobacco derived products, thus ensuring they are not taxed
like traditional cigarettes. The bill was drafted by Lorillard, the
nations third largest cigarette manufacturer that purchased e-cigarette
company Blu in April 2012. It was introduced by Rep. Stephanie Kunze,
R-Hilliard, and it passed the House 66-25 in November after some Democrats
also raised concerns
council weighs smoking ban
Ravenna Record Courier - January 26, 2014
Streetsboro City Council is considering the possibility of prohibiting
smoking on city properties. Councilman John Ruediger brought the issue
to City Council's agenda recently. The city's current smoking law includes
signs that require smokers to stand at least 25 feet away from city
buildings and youth activities, Ruediger said. Even if smokers are able
to light up 25 feet away from buildings, Councilman Tim Claypoole said
people usually have to walk near enough to smokers to get a whiff of
Ban Likely: University Council approves campus tobacco ban
Independent Collegian - January 22, 2014
The executive committee of the University Council put the smoking
ban discussion on the agenda, said UTMC Chancellor Jeffrey Gold,
a member of the council ...
smoking ban on city property
Gateway News - January 22, 2014
Streetsboro -- City Council raised the possibility of prohibiting smoking
on city ... agenda that night and opened discussion regarding a smoking
ban on city property. ... ranging from complete bans to partial bans
with designated smoking areas.
of Cuyahoga County's 'sin tax' to pay for stadiums is ...
Plain Dealer - January 14, 2014
...The proposal would renew the county's tax on cigarettes at 4.5 cents
a pack, 16 cents per gallon on beer, 32 cents per gallon on wine and
mixed beverages, ...
butts: Ohio State budgeted $100K on tobacco ban signs
Ohio State Lantern - January 12, 2014
Ohio State has spent roughly half its $100,000 signage budget to make
sure when visitors come to campus, they remember to put out their cigarettes.
OSUs tobacco ban went into effect Jan. 1, and $43,000 has already
been spent for signs and banners promot
Statehouse can help snuff out disturbing trend 50 years after Surgeon
General's landmark smoking report: Toby Cosgrove and Michael F. Roizen
Cleveland Plain Dealer - January 11, 2014
...But Ohio has now sullied itself by being one of the few states --
if not the only state -- with increased tobacco use since 2009. Why?...
We need leadership in Columbus; we in the United States, and in Ohio
especially, cant afford for additional ...
State smoking ban goes too far
Columbus Dispatch - January 7, 2014
Now that Ohio State University is all smoke-free, I'd like to know who
came up with this ... However, I think that this is taking the smoking
ban a little too far.
smoke 'em if you got 'em
Sandusky Register - January 6, 2014
Smokers must now gather in one of three designated areas to take a puff
at BGSU Firelands, all located in outlying campus parking lots. The
areas include cigarette receptacles, road paint and signage indicating
they are an approved smoking location.
State smoking ban kicks off with light touch
WFMJ - January 5, 2014
Ohio State University goes tobacco-free starting Monday. Students will
return from winter break with a new set of rules in place on one of
the nation's most populated college campuses. The Columbus Dispatch
reports that the new policy forbidding any tobacco use on university
property will be enforced through friendly reminders from passers-by,
not strict penalties for violators. Teams of student and faculty volunteers
have been assembled to roam the campus in two- and four-hour shifts
seeking out smokers and asking them to stop.
Delphos Herald - January 2, 2014
LIMA Ohio State has adopted a tobacco-free policy that supports a healthy
environment for all members of the Buckeye Nation. Effective Wedbesday,
the use of all types of tobacco products is now prohibited in all university
buildings and on all university-owned properties, including parking
lots, garages and all outside areas. (The full policy can be found at
State University Bans Smoking
WRGT TV Fox 45 - January 1, 2014
Beginning this New Year.... you can now breathe easier... at Ohio State
University. Signs are up on campus warning you of the ban on smoking.
The University is going totally smoke free. The ban at university-owned
property includes parking lots and garages, and even includes non-tobacco
products like e-cigarettes.
housing complexes go smoke-free
Sandusky Register - December 31, 2013
The Blade reported the tobacco-free policy adopted by the Lucas Metropolitan
Housing Authoritys board of directors in June follows a recommendation
from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Rhodes campus goes smoke free
Lima Ohio - December 31, 2013
Starting Wednesday, Ohio State University-Lima and Rhodes State College
are prohibiting all tobacco products at their campus.
designates limited smoking areas
northwestohio.com - December 30, 2013
Think twice before lighting up a cigarette on the Bowling Green State
University campus. The university is limiting smoking areas on its main
campus and Firelands satellite starting January 1, 2014.
calls for no tobacco on campus
Independent Collegian - December 4, 2013
Faculty Senate passed a resolution Tuesday calling for a university-wide
ban on ... should be banned on University of Toledo campuses, Faculty
Senate said Tuesday. ... in becoming tobacco-free, which includes the
banning of smokeless tobacco, ... What we're talking about here
is secondhand smoke exposure, she said.
passes bill prohibiting minors from buying E-Cigarettes
Perry daily.com - November 14, 2013
... House has passed House Bill 144, legislation that prohibits children
from buying or accepting alternative nicotine products, most notably
bill passes House despite criticism
Columbus Dispatch - November 14, 2013
The House moved yesterday to keep the growing e-cigarette industry away
from Ohio youths, but the bill continues to draw fire from those who
say the hidden purpose is to shield the products from state cigarette
College considers move to tobacco-free campus
Chronicle-Telegram - November 8, 2013
Oberlin College is considering a move to a tobacco-free campus, but
the proposal is still in the early stages, according to Lori Morgan
sold to kids
wflx - November 6, 2013
More and more people in the Tri-State are trying electronic cigarettes
including children. In September, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
joined 39 other state attorneys general to urge the Food and Drug Administration
to regulate the e-cigarette industry the same way it regulates the tobacco
industry and restrict use by minors.
legislation snuffed out by SG
Independent Collegian - November 6, 2013
If the majority of students say they want to ban smoking then
we'll probably ban smoking. ... Currently, smoking is banned on UT's
medical campus. ... the number of campus smoking bans has increased
nationally by more than 2,000 percent ...
pressure enough of a smoking ban enforcement for some Ohio ...
OSU - The Lantern - November 3, 2013
Though there will be no police enforcement of the Ohio State campus
tobacco ban, some officials and students, including OSUs interim president,
believe peer pressure will be enough to make people kick the habit.
ban favored by 60%
Independent Collegian - October 30, 2013
After two weeks of exposure, the results of an online survey came back
with a majority of voters asking to ban smoking across the University
of Toledo's main ...
needs a smoking ban
Independent Collegian - October 30, 2013
Many college students are very hostile when it comes to banning smoking.
... The Young Americans for Liberty student organization believe smoking
ban is ...
library board bans e-cigarettes
Columbus Dispatch - October 25, 2013
Columbus Metropolitan Library is the latest to ban electronic cigarettes,
joining universities, airlines, buses and some public buildings. The
library board voted 6-0 yesterday to ban the devices from its 21 branch
buildings and bookmobiles.
group protests proposed smoking ban
Independent Collegian - October 17, 2013
In an organized protest against the proposed campus-wide smoking ban,
the ... the organization does not believe smoking should be banned on
lawmaker wants to ban smoking in cars when children are ...
The-News-Leader - October 17, 2013
SB 130, which had its initial committee hearing Oct. 15, would block
smokers from inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted
cigar, cigarette, pipe or ...
grocers are fighting proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, which ...
Plain Dealer - October 17, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Top Ohio grocers want to keep selling menthol cigarettes,
putting ... said Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free
Kids. ... cigarettes and deprive the state of an estimated $406 million
in cigarette revenues.
targets smoking in vehicle with young kids
Columbus Dispatch - October 16, 2013
Worried about the effects of secondhand smoke on children, state Sen.
Charleta Tavares is pushing a bill for the second time in two years
that would ban smoking in a car with a young child.
No to the smoking ban
Independent Collegian (University of Toledo) - October 16, 2013
...The smart thing to do here would be to enforce the smoking restrictions
already in place, and make those areas more comfortable. UT could have
police or parking enforcement or possibly even create a mini-smoking
task force to encourage smokers to stay ...
to survey students about campus smoking ban
Independent Collegian - October 9, 2013
A Student Government-sponsored online survey, starting Oct. 14 and ending
Oct. 28, is attempting to gather student response regarding a proposed
university wide smoking ban. Available through students myUT portals,
the survey asks students to consider extending the Health Science Campus'
smoking prohibition over to UT's main campus and Scott Park campus.
cigarettes won't be prohibited
BG News - October 2, 2013
Electronic cigarettes won't be prohibited ... The cigarettes that are
available in the unique flavors are actually electronic cigarettes,
also known as e-cigarettes.
Ohio State tobacco ban won't be taken seriously without strict enforcement
OSU - The Lantern - October 2, 2013
If a campus-wide ban is created but not enforced, did it happen at all?
Technically, when the ban is expected to be enforced in January 2014,
rule-breakers won't be held to strict and immediate repercussions for
smoking between ...
city bans all tobacco on public property
UPI.com - October 1, 2013
A Cleveland suburb has banned smoking on all public property, including
inside cars in municipal parking lots, officials said. Strongsville,
Ohio, a city outside Cleveland with a population of 44,000, has banned
smoking on all city property, WOIO-TV, Cleveland, reported Monday. Signs
were being placed on city buildings and in public parks.
State committee recommends campus-wide tobacco bans (with ...
Ravenna Record Courier - September 27, 2013
Kent State committee recommends campus-wide tobacco bans (with poll)
... Devon Workman and Eliott Golod think a campus-wide smoking ban at
Kent State ...
debate heats up in Ohio
Chillicothe Gazette - September 26, 2013
WASHINGTON The executive director of a national anti-tobacco
campaign doesn't want to see children seduced by the modern day tobacco
e-cigarette bill moves forward
Columbus (OH) Dispatch - September 25, 2013
A House committee today passed a bill banning the sale of e-cigarettes
in Ohio to those under 18, despite objections from anti-smoking groups
and Democrats who argue the bill is crafted to ensure the products are
not taxed like regular cigarettes.
Ban Recommended for Kent State Campuses
Patch.com - September 23, 2013
Smokers and other tobacco users at Kent State University could be forced
to quitat least while on campuswithin a few years if the college follows
through with a recommendation to ban cigarettes and other such products.
The university's Tobacco Free Campus Advisory Committee, which formed
in fall 2012, issued its report to the president's cabinet this month
after spending ...
State University Police will not enforce smoking ban
OSU - The Lantern - September 22, 2013
Ohio State University Police will not enforce smoking ban. September
... tobacco ban. Ohio State banned tobacco use on the Medical Center
premises in 2006.
Strongsville Property Including Parks to be Tobacco-Free ...
Patch.com - September 11, 2013
The city is outlawing tobacco on all Strongsville-owned property, including
parks and buildings and even in your car in a city parking lot.
so used to government nonsense, we don't notice it
Athens NEWS - September 11, 2013
The headline was "Electronic Cigarettes Await New Legislative Ruling
in Ohio House," and the story began: "Electronic cigarettes,
commonly referred to as ...
Allen County wants more smoke-free city spaces
Lima Ohio - September 9, 2013
Nearly 90 percent of lung cancer deaths are attributed to smoking and
30 percent ... Secondhand smoke contributes to asthma attacks, increased
dementia, lung ...
Heights municipal buildings now tobacco free
Sun Star Courier - September 9, 2013
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio In an effort to provide a clean, healthy and safe
environment at and around city buildings, the properties are now tobacco-free
smoking ban pointless
BG News - September 3, 2013
This email is in reply to the column entitled, Smoking ban will infringe
on students' rights, which appeared in the Aug. 30, 2013 edition of
The BG News.
ban will infringe on students' rights
BG News - August 30, 2013
Beginning next year, Bowling Green State University will attempt to
accomplish a very difficult task: tell 35 percent of the student body
that they can no longer freely smoke on campus.
campus smoking bans: Editorial cartoon
Plain Dealer - August 27, 2013
University campus smoking bans: Editorial cartoon ... I've been wondering
what university boards have been smoking when they sign-off on compensation
tobacco ban ignites debate: News Comments of the Day
Plain Dealer - August 26, 2013
When I went to CSU many years ago we could smoke almost everywhere.
... Property owners have a right to impose restrictions regardless if
it is a campus or a ...
State University is tobacco-free as smokers light up off campus
Plain Dealer - August 26, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio - A warm sun and light breeze welcomed smokers who had
to leave Cleveland State University's tobacco-free campus to have a
State adopts the strictest college tobacco ban to date
WKSU News - August 26, 2013
All state universities have banned smoking in campus buildings, but
most still allow ... Cleveland State spokesman Joe Mosbrook says the
Cleveland State ban, ...
State University campus-wide tobacco ban is now in ...
Plain Dealer (blog) - August 26, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Anyone who lights up a cigarette outside a building
at Cleveland State University today will be told politely and firmly
to snuff out their butt because the entire campus is tobacco-free. Nearly
1,200 colleges nationwide have gone tobacco or smoke-free as concerns
are raised about the detrimental effects of tobacco on the health of
employees and students, according to the American
Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.
passes smoking ban
BG News - August 26, 2013
The Clean Air Policy will go into effect Jan. 1 and states that students,
faculty, staff and University visitors can only smoke in designated
areas in parking lots or in ...
policy pushes UD towards smoke-free campus
Flyer News - August 22, 2013
The survey revealed two-thirds of students and staff polled supported
a smoke-free campus. When we asked about designated smoking areas, the
poised to ban tobacco throughout campus
Athens NEWS - August 19, 2013
Smokers on the Ohio University campus in Athens are being put on notice:
Your days of stepping out of dormitories or other campus buildings for
a cigarette are numbered at least if you want to do it legally. OU is
going tobacco-free, Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi
confirmed on Friday, revealing that he will present a plan for such
to the OU Board of Trustees next Thursday.
State Set To Go Tobacco-Free January 1st
WOSU Public Media - August 13, 2013
It's been a little more than a year since the Ohio Board of Regents
asked the state's public colleges and universities to ban all tobacco
use on campuses. Some ...
Remote: Rally for Wellness- Tobacco Free Campus
WOSU Public Media - August 13, 2013
Were broadcasting today from OSUs Rally for Wellness! Ohio States campus-wide
tobacco ban will take effect when classes begin in a week. The university
is one of almost 1,200 around the country that have outlawed tobacco
products on school grounds, although OSU plans to wait until January
to begin penalizing violators. This hour well talk to the OSU bans originators,
and to people who arent sure it will make for a healthier campus.
school board begins early discussion on smoke-free zone
Lima Ohio - August 8, 2013
LIMA The Lima School Board held a meeting Thursday night and began preliminary
discussions on extending rules to enforce a smoke-free environment on
attitude the best policy regarding e-cigarettes
Marietta Times - August 8, 2013
Across the Mid-Ohio Valley, restaurant and bar policies on electronic
cigarettes vary widely. Some business owners have policies that don't
allow e-cigarettes, some do allow them and others don't have an actual
policy and may have never had a customer ask. But until the full health
effects of e-cigarettes have been studied and determined, we think using
them in public places should be limited, just as smoking traditional
State's tobacco ban begins with fall classes
Canton Repository - August 8, 2013
An Ohio State University spokesman says the all-campus tobacco ban will
begin when classes resume later this month but officials want to give
it time to sink in.
to remind studentsof campus smoking ban
Toledo Blade - August 8, 2013
COLUMBUS Ohio State plans to kick off its all-campus tobacco ban when
... the school to have a policy banning smoking and the use of all tobacco
by Aug. 1.
State delays enforced ban on tobacco until 2014
OSU - The Lantern - August 6, 2013
Former Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee said the university would
implement a new tobacco-free policy by Aug. 1, but according to OSU
Media Relations, enforcement of the implemented ban is being delayed
until 2014. Were unveiling the initiative this semester and the actual
policy well unveil in January 2014, said OSU spokesman Gary Lewis Tuesday.
smoking is banned, but how about an e-puff?
Canton Repository - August 4, 2013
Ohio's 2006 smoking ban covers only products that burn tobacco, so the
decision ... banned electronic cigarettes because they look so much
like real cigarettes.
policy pushes UD toward smoke-free campus
Flyer News - July 31, 2013
The University of Dayton will be implementing a new smoking policy on
campus due to feedback from students and faculty, according to a school
the effort to go smoke free
Lima Ohio - July 29, 2013
We all know by now that living with a smoker can be seriously bad for
your health. But living next door to a smoker can be equally dangerous.
If you live in multi-unit housing that means apartment complexes, duplexes
or any other place that more than one family resides theres a good chance
you are being exposed to second-hand smoke, even if you cant see it.
Activate Allen County is currently working with tenants and owners of
multi-unit housing complexes to make the transition to a smoke-free
adopt tobacco-free policy for county owned properties
Morrow County Sentinel - July 24, 2013
Morrow County Commissioners have adopted a smoke-free, tobacco-free
campus policy which prohibits smoking (including electronic cigarettes)
or smokeless ...
bill called a 'Trojan horse'
Columbus Dispatch - July 22, 2013
On the surface, the bill looks simple enough prohibit those under age
18 from purchasing alternative nicotine products such as electronic
cigarettes. Anti-smoking advocates say that below the surface of House
Bill 144 is a tobacco-industry-crafted Trojan horse designed to ensure
that the emerging electronic-cigarette market and other alternative
nicotine products remain taxed at a lower rate than traditional cigarettes
and stay outside the states indoor smoking ban.
tobacco-free rule takes effect July 17
ThisWeek Community News - Marysville News - July 15, 2013
City-owned property in Marysville will go tobacco-free July 17, thanks
to an ordinance unanimously approved by Marysville City Council in June.
smoking ban expanded into vehicles
MAC Report Online - June 27, 2013
Miami University first adopted a smoke-free policy applying to campus
environs back in 2008. The smoking ban applied to all buildings owned
or controlled by ...
University Raises Tuition, Goes Tobacco-Free
10TV - June 23, 2013
Miami University Raises Tuition, Goes Tobacco-Free ... The university
says trustees also strengthened its smoke-free policy to create a tobacco-free
policy taking ...
approves smoking ban on campus
northwestohio.com - June 22, 2013
BOWLING GREEN -- The clock is ticking for Bowling Green State University
students who enjoy smoking on campus. On Friday, the universities board
of trustees ...
bans smoking in cars on campus; raises tuition
Dayton Daily News - June 21, 2013
Miami University's board of trustees Friday approved tuition increases
and an expansion of the campus smoking ban. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014,
smoking will not ...
designates CNE smoke-free
Cincinnati.com - May 23, 2013
STONELICK TWP. Clermont Northeastern schools are now smoke-free environments.
School officials voted 3-2 at their regular meeting May 20 to implement
a completely smoke-free policy.
on Electronic Cigarette Still Continues in Ohio Reports ...
SBWire (press release) - May 6, 2013
This act covers only tobacco cigarettes not electronic cigarettes as
electronic cigarettes do not burn just like tobacco. But few days before,
a debate has ranged ...
Casino E-cigarettes Debate Rages On
Online Poker.net - May 1, 2013
Ohio Casino E-cigarettes Debate Rages On Ohio approved its smoke-free
act in 2006 but unlike normal cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not burn a
tobacco product ...
cigarette debate continues among Ohio casino customers
NewsNet5.com - May 1, 2013
CLEVELAND - The tally of Ohio gambling venues slipped four to two in
favor of electronic cigarettes when Scioto Downs Racino in Columbus
shifted its ...
Downs Lifts Ban On Electronic Cigarettes
10TV - May 1, 2013
The Scioto Downs Racetrack & Casino has lifted its ban on electronic
cigarettes at its south side facilities. Advertising manager Ashley
Redmon told 10TV News ...
Downs OK with use of e-cigarettes
Columbus Dispatch - April 30, 2013
The ban on electronic cigarettes at Scioto Downs Racetrack & Casino
has gone up in smoke, and the devices are permitted, casino officials
say. That means four ...
casinos divided on use of electronic cigarettes
WKYC-TV - April 28, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Patrons wanting to use electronic cigarettes at Ohio's
casinos where smoking tobacco is prohibited are out of luck at three
casinos in the state, although others are allowing them. The Columbus
Dispatch (http://bit.ly/14Y5Nva) reports that Hollywood Casino Columbus,
Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack, and Hollywood Casino Toledo have
banned the cylindrical devices that often look like a cigarette. Inhaling
on the devices turns on a pressure-activated switch, heating up nicotine-infused
liquid inside and creating and releasing a vapor that is inhaled and
users out of luck in Ohio's casinos
Columbus Dispatch - April 27, 2013
It's a habit, to go to the casino and smoke. It's a social thing. Knowing
that smoking is illegal in Ohio's casinos, Weber hoped to use an electronic
ban, crime drop and online building permits: Strongsville ...
Plain Dealer-March 20, 2013
The city already has a ban in place at all of its buildings, but Perciak
said he would make it a priority to extend the smoke-free zone to city
parks and property.
Indianapolis Star - March 18, 2013
My next casino trip takes me past Shelbyville and on to Cincinnati.
Why? It's smoke-free! Why is it the drop boxes at post offices now have
slots that ...
push could be beginning of restriction flood
OSU - The Lantern - March 17, 2013
President E. Gordon Gee set a goal to have a Tobacco-free policy in
place on OSU's campus by Aug. 1. In a move worthy of a crafty politician,
Ohio State ...
May Implement Smoking Ban
1330 WFIN - March 14, 2013
Smoking on the campus at Bowling Green State University could soon be
a thing of the past. 13ABC reports the University is considering a campus-wide
smoking ban. So far, seven colleges in Ohio are smoke free including
the University of Toledo. Officials on campus are trying to figure out
how to enforce the ban and new policy if put into place and also how
to include area's for smokers. The policy could become reality this
State aims to become tobacco-free in 2013
OSU - The Lantern - March 8, 2013
OSU aims to become a tobacco-free campus by August according to a email
from OSU President E. Gordon Gee sent to students, faculty and staff
on March 8.
Prez Gee Wants Smoke-Free Campus
Fox 28 - March 8, 2013
OSU Prez Gee Wants Smoke-Free Campus ... resolution to the Board of
Trustees in April to request authority to revise the university's current
smoke free policy." ...
Klein, E.G.; Liu, S.T.; Conrey, E.J., "Comprehensive
smoke-free policies: a tool for improving preconception health?,"
Maternal and Child Health Journal [Epub ahead of print], March
Lower income women are at higher risk for preconception and prenatal
smoking, are less likely to spontaneously quit smoking during pregnancy,
and have higher prenatal relapse rates than women in higher income groups.
Policies prohibiting tobacco smoking in public places are intended to
reduce exposure to secondhand smoke; additionally, since these policies
promote a smoke-free norm, there have been associations between smoke-free
policies and reduced smoking prevalence. Given the public health burden
of smoking, particularly among women who become pregnant, our objective
was to assess the impact of smoke-free policies on the odds of preconception
smoking among low-income women. We estimated the odds of preconception
smoking among low-income women in Ohio between 2002 and 2009 using data
from repeated cross-sectional samples of women participating in the
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
(WIC). A logistic spline regression was applied fitting a knot at the
point of enforcement of the Ohio Smoke-free Workplace Act to evaluate
whether this policy was associated with changes in the odds of smoking.
After adjusting for individual- and environmental-level factors, the
Ohio Smoke-free Workplace Act was associated with a small, but statistically
significant reduction in the odds of preconception smoking in WIC participants.
Comprehensive smoke-free policies prohibiting smoking in public places
and workplaces may also be associated with reductions in smoking among
low-income women. This type of policy or environmental change strategy
may promote a tobacco-free norm and improve preconception health among
a population at risk for smoking.
Casino Cincinnati draws 10K for grand opening
kypost.com-March 5, 2013
Officials said more than 10,000 people attended the much anticipated
opening of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, bringing to four the number
of casinos in Ohio.
While the opening, which started with fireworks and long lines to get
in, went relatively smoothly, officials said they will be making minor
adjustments in the future. They will tweak table game minimum bets,
adjust hours of operation for restaurants and explore more smoking areas.
... More smoking areas in future: There are currently four designated
smoking areas in the non-smoking facility, but Kline said the casino
is considering designating more areas to fit demand. "I think that
our opportunity to add some additional smoking from a convenience standpoint
is something were taking a look at," Kline said. "We
had a chance to see our existing capacity and how that met the needs
of smokers and well go through those refinements."
Cincinnati.com March 4, 2013
Q: Is smoking allowed?
A: Smoking is prohibited throughout the casino complex except on four
designated outdoor smoking terraces. Ohio law bans indoor smoking.
State University is not blowing smoke as it evicts Cousin's Cigar Store
Plain Dealer - March 4, 2013
After more than 60 years downtown and more than four decades in its
current Euclid Avenue location, a piece of old-school Cleveland history
is set to disappear like a puff of smoke.
Cleveland State University
took control of the building that houses Cousin's, across Euclid Avenue
from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. It plans to move administrative
offices of the Northeast Ohio Medical University there, as well as a
health clinic. And it establishing a campus-wide no tobacco policy.
Forum Draws Few at Kent State
Patch.org - Feb 27, 2013
Tobacco-free campus committee asking public for input; series of public
meetings planned at all 8 campuses ...
State Smoking Ban Topic of Public Meetings
Kent (OH) Patch.com - February 26, 2013
Kent State University administrators will hold the first of several
public meetings today to talk about the idea of banning smoking completely
on all eight campuses.
Hall Meetings Set to Discuss Tobacco-Free University
Kent State University - Feb 15, 2013
Kent State faculty, staff and students can have their say on the university
becoming a tobacco-free campus. Town hall meetings are scheduled to
hold on Kent and Regional campuses ...
County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to become ...
The Star Beacon - February 7, 2013
KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP Residents of the Ashtabula County Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center learned Wednesday that their home will become
a no-smoking residence come July 1.
It's my goal (for the
nursing home) to be smoke free, she said. Employees who ... But
he said the trend in the industry is to make nursing homes smoke free.
apartment landlords look to go smoke-free
Aurora Advocate - February 4, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Two major apartment landlords in central Ohio
are implementing smoke-free policies this year as the share of the population
that lights ...
cafes doing harm
Columbus Dispatch - February 4, 2013
As soon as someone developed the software technology for computers to
mimic casino games, somebody else figured out that ... The hit has come
from many directions, including casinos, racetracks and the statewide
indoor-smoking ban that ...
Resumes Contentious Smoking Ban Debate
The News Record - January 16, 2013
The University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Student Government passed
a bill to reform the universitys smoking policy Wednesday. The
Student Rights and Interest committee plans to survey students to better
understand the student bodys opinion on the smoking policy. The
best thing we can do is to try to find a solution that will appease
all students, said Rudy Sunders, DAAP tribunal senator. Northern
Kentucky University recently became a tobacco-free campus Jan. 9. With
other universities in the area discussing reformation to its policies,
SG wants to keep UC ahead of the curve.
Ban Complaints Decline
WHIZ-January 15, 2013
Officials said the number of complaints involving smoking in bars and
restaurants has steadily declined. When the ban took effect in 2007
the Muskingum County ...
bar violated smoking ban, appeals court finds
Dayton Daily News-Jan January 15, 2013
A Columbus-based appeals court has upheld a penalty against a Moraine
bar for violating Ohio's Smoke Free Workplace Act. The unanimous decision
aims to ban tobacco on campus
Cincinnati.com - January 9, 2013
As Northern Kentucky University prepares to take its first steps
toward becoming a tobacco-free campus, the University of Cincinnati
has backed off because of the lack of widespread support. NKUs
governing Board of Regents is expected to vote today on banning tobacco
from the Highland Heights campus.
Bruckman, D.; Allan, T.; Stefanak, M.; Chandran, P.A.; Drabousky, A.S.;
Borawski, E.A.; Frank, S., "Enforcement
of Ohio's Smoke Free Workplace Law through the lens of public health
Public Health Reports 128(1): 54-63, January 2013.
These findings demonstrate the importance of increasing state health
department financial support of local enforcement activities and improving
collection of fines for noncompliance. Otherwise, many PH agencies,
especially rural ones, will opt out, thereby increasing the state's
burden to enforce SFWPL and challenging widespread public support for
ban fines remain unpaid
Lancaster (OH) Eagle-Gazette - December 26, 2012
Five years after Ohio voters banned smoking in bars and businesses,
more than $2 million in fines remain unpaid -- many from owners flouting
the law. Since the Smoke-Free Workplace Act took effect in 2007, the
Ohio Department of Health
Tobacco-Free Task Force to survey usage on campus
The Post Online (Ohio University) - December 24, 2012
Though the future of tobacco is still hazy on Ohio Universitys
campus, some Miami RedHawks think their ban flew the coop with their
campus lack of enforcement of the policy. ...
eyes tobacco-free zones in parks
ThisWeekNews - December 19, 2012
Anyone who enjoys a dip of Skoal at a softball game might be in for
a big disappointment this summer. The Columbus Recreation and Parks
Department is ...
considers tobacco-free zones in parks
ThisWeekNews - December 12, 2012
The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is considering a
policy that would create tobacco-free areas at city-run facilities.
The department is looking to eliminate the use of tobacco products
that includes cigarettes and smokeless products in sensitive
areas, such as playgrounds, tennis courts, ball diamonds, basketball
courts and youth-sports zones.
Smoking Laws Cloud Predictions About Impact of Ohio Casinos
93.1 WIBC Indianapolis - December 12, 2012
Casino gaming floors are exempt from Indiana's smoking ban. Ohio's new
casinos aren't. That could throw a wild card into the expected border
war when a Cincinnati casino opens this spring, with smokers and nonsmokers
crossing the state line in both directions.
of Indiana president Mike Smith says the ability to smoke in Indiana
might cushion some of the expected blow from a new competitor less than
40 miles away.
Park City Council discusses smoking ban for city parks
Sun Star Courier - December 7, 2012
City Council members met in committee Nov. 26 to continue discussing
a proposed smoking ban in city parks. Ward 4 Councilman John Hinkel
requested and sponsored the measure to amend current park regulations.
Report: Ohio Ranks Last in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
PR Newswire - December 6, 2012
Ohio is tied for last in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids
from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released
today by a coalition of public health organizations. ...
officials approve smoking ban
The Cauldron (Cleveland State University) - November 26, 2012
Although the official details and dates have not been decided, smoking
on campus will be banned sometime next year....
State campus to go tobacco-free within a year
Chronicle-Telegram - November 8, 2012
Cleveland State University plans to go tobacco-free by next September.
The draft policy was approved Wednesday by university trustees. It will
cover tobacco and smokeless tobacco and extend across campus, including
parking lots, walkways and university vehicles.
State University plans to be tobacco-free by September ...
Plain Dealer - November 7, 2012
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland State University will be tobacco-free by
September 2013, according to a policy approved today by the university's
board of ...
State Reviewing Tobacco-Free Campus Issue
North Canton (OH) Patch.com - November 5, 2012
By the end of this academic year students at Kent State University should
have an idea whether or not the campus is moving towards a smoke-free
considers going tobacco free
BG News - October 29, 2012
Five University groups are discussing and developing their points
of view on the possibility of the campus being tobacco free. The idea
of a tobacco use policy on campus came about through an Ohio Board of
Regents resolution passed July 23 encouraging colleges and universities
to become tobacco free. The Board of Regents, located in Columbus, serves
as a coordinating body for Ohio higher education and is responsible
for advising the Chancellor, leader of the University system of Ohio,
on issues of statewide importance affecting higher education, according
to its website.
Officials Approve Park Smoking Ban
10TV - October 26, 2012
Powell city council members voted to put in place a soft smoke ban on
smoking within 15 feet of Powell playgrounds, under picnic shelters
taking stronger stands in promoting worker wellness
Columbus Business First - October 26, 2012
A smoke-free workplace isn't good enough for some companies; they demand
smoke-free workers. You won't find French fries or sugary drinks in
the company ...
you like the campus to be smoke free?
BG News - October 24, 2012
Would you like the campus to be smoke free? Would you like the campus
to be smoke free? Yes 1 33%: No 1 33%: I don't know 1 33%: I haven't
hear about this ...
ban on smoking in Powell parks enacted
ThisWeekNews - October 24, 2012
The ban is called "soft" because it won't be strictly enforced.
... Supporters of soft bans have said they empower residents to ask
smokers to move if they can ...
smoke remains a big hazard on OU campus
Athens NEWS - October 18, 2012
The EPA considers secondhand smoke to be a big harm to your health,
but yet people do not mind smoking and threatening others' chances of
Loneliest Neighborhood' Opens Casino
CardPlayer.com - October 9, 2012
...It's so far the largest, but the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland could
be expanded in the ... Unlike Las Vegas casinos, the Hollywood Columbus
State considers 100% tobacco ban
OSU - The Lantern - October 7, 2012
... are smokers at Ohio State might have to put away their cigarettes
and lighters, as the ... (There will be) no tobacco advertising on university
property, at events or ... We'll have to walk all the way down to High
Street for one cigarette, said ...
to screen new hires for tobacco use
Portsmouth Daily Times - October 2, 2012
Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) announced on Monday, starting Nov.
15, they will be screening all external hires for tobacco use. ... A
report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University
of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, titled, County Health
Rankings & Roadmaps, A Healthier Nation, County by County,
ranks Scioto County as one of Ohios unhealthiest counties. The
annual report, examines every county in the United States and ranks
them on a state level based on health outcomes and factors.
Ohio Medical University bans tobacco
Canton Repository - October 1, 2012
The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) governing board on Friday
approved a campus-wide, tobacco-free policy, effective Nov. 1. The decision
follows the Ohio Board of Regents recommendation for all Ohio's public
institutions of higher education to establish tobacco-free campuses.
council OKs ordinance on sale of smoking implements
Youngstown Vindicator - September 25, 2012
A new city ordinance establishes new guidelines for selling smoking
paraphernalia. City council unanimously approved a resolution Monday
that establishes license and location requirements for vendors who sell,
manufacture, or distribute recreational smoking paraphernalia.
an Issue for Smoking Policy
Kenyon Collegian - September 20, 2012
My sister has severe asthma; Ive had to take care of her during
several of her attacks. And I have bad allergies in the spring, so I
know how awful breathing problems can be. That being said, I have no
real problem with people smoking. My policy towards it mirrors my feelings
towards others religion: Im probably going to feel its second-hand
effects no matter what, but as long as you dont blow it in my
face, I say live and let live.
| Students who smoke should abide by Miami University ...
Miami Student (OH) - September 19, 2012
Even with the obvious health risks and a campus-wide ban, many students
in the ... the act of smoking on campus is not only banned but also
disrespectful to the ...
flout smoke-free campus policy
Miami Student (OH) - September 19, 2012
Despite the development of educational anti-smoking programs like D.A.R.E,
and a general advancement of medical knowledge regarding the dangers
of the ...
considering making campus smoke-free
Dayton Daily News (OH) - September 18, 2012
Sinclair Community College will survey its staff and students on banning
tobacco ... making the college the first in the area to discuss the
possibility of a ban.
State University plans to ban all tobacco use on campus
Plain Dealer - September 13, 2012
Tobacco use will likely be banned on Cleveland State University's campus.
The board of trustees' financial affairs committee today recommended
the university develop a policy to ban all tobacco products, including
smokeless tobacco. The full board is expected to approve a policy at
its November meeting.
Board of Education wants school districts to go tobacco-free ...
Plain Dealer - September 9, 2012
Linda Diamond, who is a member of the Tobacco-Free Delaware County Coalition,
would like that answer to be a categorical, statewide "No,"
and she is taking ...
implements 'tobacco free workplace' policy
WKYC-TV - September 6, 2012
EUCLID -- Beginning in November, the City of Euclid will implement a
new "Tobacco Free Workplace" policy at all city facilities.
The policy goes into effect on ...
County smoking ban sparks interest
Columbus (OH) Dispatch - Aug 13, 2012
Officials hope limits on tobacco will light a fire in other communities
ban, Cincinnati casino trying to assuage smokers
Cincinnati Business Courier - July 27, 2012
Smoking is banned in Ohio, but smokers will be welcome at Horseshoe
Casino Cincinnati, the $400 million casino now under construction near
downtown. The casino is building two outdoor terraces that will be accessible
from the gaming floor, specifically to accommodate smokers, said Jennifer
Kulczycki, communications director for Horseshoe parent Rock Gaming
top court rejects smoking-ban argument
Columbus Dispatch - July 26, 2012
The Ohio Supreme Court won't reconsider its ruling declaring the state's
smoking ban constitutional.
Supreme Court stands by defense of smoking ban
Canton Repository - July 25, 2012
The Ohio Supreme Court won't reconsider its ruling declaring Ohio's
smoking ban constitutional.
smoking ban proposed for Granville
Newark (OH) Advocate - July 26, 2012
The Village of Granville will have a chance to decide if it wants to
jump into the forefront of a campaign to ban smoking in outdoor areas
at businesses and government jurisdictions in Licking County.
air on campus
Toledo Blade (OH) - July 25, 2012
Bowling Green State University and Ohio State University generally
follow the state smoking-ban guidelines, and BGSU prohibits smoking
asked to ban tobacco on campus
Middletown Journal July 23, 2012
The Ohio Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday to encourage all
public campuses to prohibit tobacco products on their properties. Now
it is up to the schools to decide to implement the proposed ban. ...
that have smoke-free policies, according to the American Nonsmokers'
Rights Foundation. Regionally, Miami University has banned smoking since
colleges? Regents suggest it
Columbus Dispatch - July 24, 2012
More than 700 public and private campuses nationwide have tobacco
bans, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. But only three
states Arkansas, Iowa and Oklahoma have banned smoking on
Controversy: Should Smoking Be Illegal on College ...
Glamour (blog) - July 24, 2012
A possible new smoking ban at public universities in Ohio is causing
colleges and ... Tell me: Do you think that smoking should be banned
on campus? ...
County universities reviewing tobacco ban resolution, can ...
Ravenna Record Courier - July 24, 2012
The Ohio Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday to recommend all
public universities ban all tobacco use on campus, advice Portage Countys
universities can either follow or ignore.
Currently at Kent State,
smoking is banned in all school buildings and vehicles, ... a discussion
about banning tobacco products on campus before the Board of ...
smoking ban affect local colleges?
Canton Repository - July 23, 2012
While the Ohio Board of Regents recommends smoke-free campuses in Ohio,
the final decision will be made by the trustees at each of the states
14 universities and 23 community colleges. Smoking is banned in all
college buildings now, with most places offering outdoor smoking areas
and ash receptacles for students and visitors. Administrators ...
higher ed panel: Ban all tobacco on campuses
Lexington Herald-Leader July 23, 2012
By Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press
Ohio higher education officials have voted unanimously to urge the state's
public campuses to ban all tobacco use, both indoors and outdoors. The
Ohio Board of Regents' resolution approved Monday comes after a review
showed such policies help both smokers and nonsmokers and cut costs
for education institutions. It also calls for a ban on sales and advertising.
Board of Regents considers policy against all tobacco on campuses
By Carol Biliczky
Akron Beacon Journal July 22, 2012
Right now smokers have to step outside of a University of Akron building
to light up. Someday they may have to step off campus altogether.
The number of campuses with smoking bans has grown from about 60 in
2007 to more than 700 today, according to Americans for Non-Smokers
ban coming to BGSU?
northwestohio.com - July 20, 2012
The group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights says campus tobacco
bans have risen from virtually zero a decade ago to 711 today. That
includes both four-year ...
college may ban all smoking on campus
13abc Action News - July 20, 2012
Ohio higher education leaders plan a vote Monday urging the State's
public campuses to ban tobacco use.
Bans on the use, advertising
and sales of tobacco in all its forms are being enacted or considered
at perhaps half of campuses nationwide, sometimes over the ...
properties (mostly) smoke-free
Newark (OH) Advocate - Jul 18, 2012
Smoking will be restricted outside all 19 Licking County government
properties, but just how restrictive has not been determined
Heights City Council bans texting while driving, smoking in ...
NewsNet5.com - June 28, 2012
Bills banning texting while driving, as well as smoking in certain
areas of parks, have passed in Parma Heights.
Woman Receives American Lung Association's National Staff Excellence
ReadMedia (press release) - June 28, 2012
Shelly Kiser has been named the recipient of the American Lung Association's
2012 Staff Excellence Award.
"Shelly is a passionate advocate
for clean air and smoke-free laws with a proven track record in influencing
public health policy. Moreover, her enthusiasm for ...
considers smoking ban in parks
ThisWeekNews - June 26, 2012
Officials in Powell and Liberty Township this month are considering
a ban on ... Genoa Township, on the county's southeast side, also has
banned smoking in ...
Square to be smoke-free: city to put up signs before Choir Games
Cincinnati.com June 28, 2012
Fountain Square smokers will soon be told to butt out. 3CDC, which
operates the square, and Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney are
working out the details of a ban on smoking in downtown Cincinnatis
iconic park, citing the health risks of cigarette smoke. Theyre
aiming to put it in place before the start of the World Choir Games
As more states impose smoking bans indoors 35 have laws
in place, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation
communities have started to address outdoor smoking. More than
600 cities, including New York, have banned smoking in their parks,
but Sylvania is the only one in Ohio to do so, according to the foundation.
Board of Regents will consider smoke-free campuses next week
WKSU News - June 21, 2012
A state ban already prohibits smoking indoors at Ohio's universities
and colleges.But at its meeting...
Toledo (OH) Blade - Jun 18, 2012
Miami University and UT's Health Science Campus deserve top marks for
their efforts to discourage this deadly, costly habit. Ohio's other
public colleges and universities should do likewise.
smoking ban for public institutions to be proposed to Board of Regents
Independent Collegian (University of Toledo) - Jun 18, 2012
The Ohio Board of Regents will vote on a resolution this month that
would urge a ban on tobacco use at the state's 23 community colleges
and 14 universities.
Rules Restaurant Law Unfair to Ohio Cities
New York Times (OH) - Jun 13, 2012
A state judge in Ohio has ruled that a state law placing sweeping limitations
on local government's ability to control restaurants in the interests
of public health violates the state constitution.
of Regents may stub out smoking on campuses
Athens NEWS - June 14, 2012
The Ohio Board of Regents has proposed a ban on smoking anywhere on
public ... morning that it would be a good thing if OU banned all smoking
on campus. ... Current OU policy, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code,
bans all smoking in ...
colleges share thoughts on possibility of smoke-free campuses
Willoughby (OH) News-Herald - Jun 13, 2012
After the Ohio Board of Regents passed a resolution recommending the
action in May, colleges across the state will examine the possibility
of putting stricter bans in place that go beyond what state law mandates.
Upholds Ohio Smoke Free Workplace Law
Legal Reports - Jun 12, 2012 - BLR - Business and
"The goal of this legislation is to protect the health of the
workers and other citizens of Ohio," the court concluded. "It
does so by regulating proprietors of public places and places of employment
in a minimally invasive way. We therefore hold that the
easy in Ohio's casinos
Plain Dealer (blog) - June 11, 2012
I am even more grateful that Ohio's casinos are smoke-free. There is
no risk-free level of contact with secondhand smoke, and even bri
from Creston, Ohio at OurTowncom
www.ourtown.com June 11, 2012
Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights,
and Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic,
however, pointed ...
higher ed leaders urge campus bans on tobacco
Dayton Daily News, June 4, 2012
A measure urging a ban on tobacco on Ohio's public college campuses
will be presented to the state's higher education board, the board chairman
The number of smoke-free college campuses across the nation
has grown from a handful to around 700 since Americans for Nonsmokers'
Rights in Berkeley, ...
colleges in Ohio asked to go totally smoke-free
Cleveland Plain Dealer - June 4, 2012
Ohio Board of Regents Chairman James Tuschman said he will introduce
a resolution at this month's meeting asking boards of trustees at two-
and four-year ... Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for
Nonsmokers' Rights in Berkeley, Calif., said that the number of smoke-free
college campuses across the nation has grown from a handful to around
700 since his organization began tracking information about a decade
Ohio colleges ban tobacco entirely?
Cincinnati.com (blog) - June 4, 2012
State law restricts smoking in and near many college buildings, but
people can ... have to decide whether to create a stricter ban for their
views: Finish the work along Monument Park track
Canton Repository - June 1, 2012
And there is not one no-smoking or no-idling, kids-at-play sign, so
while your child is enjoying a nice, sunny day, he also may be exposed
to secondhand smoke ...
Casino's impact on Detroit, Windsor casinos
13abc Action News May 31, 2012
The opening of Hollywood Casino in Toledo is expected to cut into the
profits of Detroit's three ... Unlike Detroit casinos, Windsor's casino
racino in Ohio opens Friday
Akron Beacon Journal - June 1, 2012
The 24-hour, smoke-free Scioto Downs Casino, bathed inside in brown,
tan and gold ... Those table games are reserved for the four casinos
opening in Ohio.
visit Hollywood Casino on Opening Night
13abc Action News - May 31, 2012
He says he prefers Toledo's Hollywood Casino to Detroit's casinos.
"Oh, it's like heaven being in here. No smoking. That's the big
thing, no smoking," says ...
Ohio casino makes debut, takes aim at Detroit
Equities.com - May 30, 2012
All four casinos will draw away Ohio gamblers who've been spending
an ... Among those who were first inside the casino on Tuesday, the
lack of smoke seemed ...
Fremont News Messenger - May 30, 2012
Tuesday, the newly minted casino welcomed guests with 1930s Art Deco
... the lack of a hotel, media interviewers also asked about Ohio's
smoking ban. ... According to Aguilar, she and Soto, who are retired,
frequent the Detroit-area casinos.
Ohio Casino Opens Tuesday
Ohio News Network - May 29, 2012
Visitors have to be 21 years old to enter the casino floor, and Ohio's
indoor smoking ban in public places prohibits smoking while playing.
Casino officials think ...
smoking fines put bar licenses in jeopardy
Middletown Journal (OH) May 26, 2012
A bar's first violation of the smoking ban is a warning from the Ohio
Department of Health and a $100 fine; the second is a $500 fine; the
third is a $1000 fine; and ...
up: Ohio took wise approach to issue of smoking ban
Huntington Herald Dispatch May 25, 2012
The Supreme Court in Columbus this week upheld Ohio's statewide smoking
ban, sending a clear and consistent message to businesses across the
Casinos' Opening Cutting Into Winnings For Neighboring States
Huffington Post May 26, 2012
Its biggest threat now is a new casino under construction in downtown
Cincinnati that's ... Lawmakers allowed casinos to be exempt from new
statewide smoking ...
Casino Toledo now open
FOX19 (OH)- May 28, 2012
Visitors have to be 21 years old to enter the casino floor, and Ohio's
indoor smoking ban in public places prohibits smoking while playing.
Casino officials think ...
bars pledge to strictly enforce statewide smoking ban
WOUB, May 25, 2012
... The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reports that 39 states
and the District of Columbia had local laws in April 2012 that required
100 percent smoke-free workplaces, restaurants and bars. ...
Toledo Blade - May 25, 2012
The latest -- and, it's to be hoped, last -- time-wasting legal challenge
to Ohio's ban on indoor smoking in public places and at work sites has
failed utterly. State and local law enforcement agencies, public health
officials, business regulators, and elected leaders now must fully carry
out the will of voters. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled unanimously this
week that the state's Smoke- Free Workplace Act, which voters strongly
approved in 2006, does not amount to ...
in fines to be collected after smoking ban upheld
Bizjournals.com (OH) - May 24, 2012
The Ohio Supreme Court's ruling this week that a 2006 smoking ban in
public places passes constitutional muster has paved the way for the
state to collect $2.3 ...
smoking ban constitutional, but new bill in the works
Cincinnati Business Courier - May 24, 2012
Ohio's smoking ban is constitutional, the state supreme court ruled
Supreme Court upholds statewide smoking ban
Toledo Blade - May 23, 2012
Ohios strict ban on smoking in indoor public places is constitutional
and enforceable, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled unanimously today.
Although the Smoke Free Act was ultimately passed pursuant to
a ballot initiative, the voters of Ohio also have a legitimate purpose
in protecting the general ...
ban: What do you think of it now?
Cincinnati.com (blog) - May 23, 2012
With the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously upholding Ohio's 2006 smoking
ban this morning, seems a good time to ask what you think of it. Do
you find it pretty ...
Court Upholds Ohio's Smoke Free Workplace Law
Supreme Court of Ohio - May 23, 2012
Enforcement of Law Against Columbus Tavern Is Not Unconstitutional 'Taking'
Casino in Toledo betting on luring Michigan visitors
The Detroit News - May 22, 2012
Toledo Officials at Hollywood Casino here said Monday that they
hope to lure Metro Detroiters to Toledo with incentives, a smoke-free
environment, and the glitz and glamour of a new $320 million gambling
facility. Hollywood Casino Toledo previewed its 125,000-square-foot
casino eight days ahead of its much-anticipated opening on May 29.
flashy new casino could draw gamblers from Detroit
Detroit Free Press - May 22, 2012
Toledo's casino, like the Caesars Windsor casino, will be smoke-free,
a key reason metro Detroiters who patronize the MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity
Mathews: Cleveland casino
GoErie.com - May 17, 2012
More than 5,000 people attended the opening of Cleveland's new Horseshoe
Casino in the former Higbee's Department Store on Monday.
Horseshoe Casino is smoke-free. So it stands to reason many Ohio gamblers
will still drive to Erie to be able to smoke. ...
ought to raise the stakes on tobacco: editorial
Cleveland Plain-Dealer, May 14, 2012
Tobacco opponents are celebrating the decision of Ohio's four casinos,
including Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, not to seek an exemption from
the state's ban against smoking in public places. They may become the
first casinos in the country to open smoke-free as a group.
Casino Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert asks for patience ...
Cleveland Plain Dealer - May 10, 2012
Advocates of Ohio's indoor-smoking ban need not fear that the
casino will seek an exemption. Gilbert said he can't stand smoking and
thinks the Horseshoe will be a huge draw for people who feel the same.
celebrates smoke-free Horseshoe Casino Cleveland
19 Action News - May 9, 2012
Rally Celebrates Smoke-Free Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, the first state
with an existing smoke-free law and new casinos built. What: A celebration
rally to ...
pushes Powell for smoke-free parks
ThisWeekNews - Apr 30, 2012
But a representative of Tobacco Free Delaware County, an independent
advocacy group that approached Powell City Council this month about
implementing the ...
County updates no-smoking policy
LimaOhio.com April 11, 2012
The policy was last updated in 1994, county Administrator Becky Saine
said, long before a new state law passed in 2004 banning smoking in
City Village Council, meeting of April 9
New Philadelphia Times Reporter (OH) - April 10, 2012
Village solicitor Todd Harpst informed council that smoking is banned
only in an enclosed area but council has the authority to ban smoking
in those areas. ...
Tabled for Smoking Ban in Lakewood Parks
Lakewood (OH) Patch.com - April 3, 2012
City council held off voting on an ordinance on Monday that would ban
smoking in Lakewoods 15 city parks.
Smoking in Ohio's bars,
restaurants and public buildings was banned in 2006. An ordinance introduced
in February, by councilwomen Monique ...
Smoking bans pass, but moral claim up for debate
Zanesville Times Recorder - March 27, 2012
ZANESVILLE -- City Council passed smoking bans for areas around City
Hall and Secrest Auditorium by 5-2 votes Monday night, despite concerns
raised by two ...
City Council Considers Smoking Ban in Parks
Cleveland News - Fox 8 - March 22, 2012
LAKEWOOD, Ohio Bars and restaurants have been smoke free for
years. Now the city of Lakewood might take that same ...
wants smoke-free housing
Toledo Blade - Mar 4, 2012
Starting with the planned Collingwood Green facility, the Lucas Metropolitan
Housing Authority expects to make all its public housing complexes smoke-free,
as the federal government urges.
Having a smoke-free complex
will benefit residents and staff, ... Ms. Mills said she is among those
thinking about banning smoking in rentals.
approves of feasibility study, delays smoke-free legislation
Zanesville Times Recorder - February 28, 2012
Legislation declaring the areas surrounding Secrest Auditorium and
City Hall as smoke-free places, however, will wait a few weeks.
Smoking Ban Under Review
WHIZ - February 27, 2012
The Zanesville City Council is considering ordinances that would designate
the sidewalks surrounding City Hall and Secrest Auditorium as non-smoking
considers City Hall, Secrest smoking bans
Zanesville (OH) Times Recorder - Feb 27, 2012
... would be designated as non-smoking areas under legislation sponsored
by ... and prohibiting smoking around City Hall as a courtesy to non-smokers.
would restrict smoking in cars
Columbus (OH) Dispatch, 2012-02-02
Arguing that a child has no way to escape the harmful effects of secondhand
smoke, a Columbus Democrat told a Senate committee yesterday that it's
time for Ohio to ban smoking in vehicles with passengers younger than
ban violators owe state $1.8M in fines
Springfield (OH) News-Sun, 2011-12-11
Mark McGregor, Staff Writer
Five years after a controversial indoor smoking ban went into effect,
nearly $2 million remains in unpaid fines from businesses statewide
that have violated the law. ...
years later, smoking ban complaints decrease significantly ...
News-Herald.com - December 8, 2011
As the Smoke-Free Workplace Act headed to Ohio ballots in November 2006,
public debate over the issue was recurrent and sometimes ...
casino: Smokers need not apply
Columbus Dispatch, November 10, 2011
By WTOL-TV (Toledo) via AP
TOLEDO - Operators of a new casino say they won't hire smokers to wwork
at gambling tables or elsewhere.
Hollywood Casino in Toledo said it will ask applicants whether they
use any tobacco products and screen for tobacco in their drug tests.
The casino's human-resources director said operators are looking out
for the health of their employees.
State law in Ohio allows companies to hire only nonsmokers.
The casino in Toledo will prohibit smoking and is expected to open
Bar Tests Smoking Ban In State Supreme Court
Vending Times - 4 October 26, 2011
Smoking bans have seen legal challenges across the Midwest. Attorneys
for a Nebraska pool hall operator argued against that state's smoking
ban before the ...
Supreme Court debates smoking ban
Dayton Morning Call, Dayton Business Journal 10/20/2011
The Ohio Supreme Court sat in session on Wednesday and debated
the legality of the state's smoking ban, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
A Columbus bar that owes $33,000 in fines for violating
supreme court justices go off site to discuss smoking ban
Toledo (OH) Blade, 2011-10-19
JIM PROVANCE BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF
The court battle over Ohio's 4-year-old strict ban on smoking in bars,
restaurants, and most other indoor public places went to the hills of
tobacco-growing country Wednesday. ...
presses to snuff ban on smoking
Columbus Dispatch - October 20, 2011
The bar, at 384 W. 3rd Ave., owes $33000 in fines for 10 smoking-ban
violations. The state is threatening to seize and foreclose on Zeno's
to get the money. ...
visits for heart attacks dip after smoking ban began
Dayton Daily News - Ben Sutherly - September 2, 2011
The study set out to see if the smoking ban had reduced the effects
of secondhand smoke. It excluded Franklin County, home of Columbus,
which had a smoking ...
in restaurants, bars slightly up since smoking ban in place
Wooster Daily Record - Marc Kovac - September 2, 2011
Ted Wymyslo, director of the Ohio Department of Health, said the reports
were compiled in response to concerns raised at the time the smoke-free
of the Impact of Ohios Smoke-Free Workplace Act -- Executive Summary
Ohio Department of Health (ODH), 2011-09-01
The analysis of the economic impact was conducted using taxable sales
from bars and restaurants for the state of Ohio. Sales data from 2003
through 2010 were evaluated for bars and restaurants separately in order
to investigate whether the Smoke Free Workplace Act influenced either
business type differently. ...
agency bans smoking at homes
Zanesville Times Recorder - Hannah Sparling - August 17, 2011
CROOKSVILLE -- To save money and boost residents' health, the Perry
County Metropolitan Housing Authority has implemented a smoking ban.
As of Aug. ...
board recommends tobacco-free school campuses
Wheeling News Register - July 26, 2011
The Ohio Board of Education voted unanimously this month to recommend
that school campuses including parking lots and athletic facilities
be tobacco free. School systems may adopt or reject the recommendation
that covers all forms of tobacco. ...
Bar Could Lose License Over Smoking-Ban Fines
The Ohio Attorney General's office takes another stand against bars
that have outstanding smoking-ban fines
OhioVotes.com (NBC4i), 2011-07-25
The Ohio Attorney General's office takes another stand against bars
that have outstanding smoking-ban fines. ...
Pub says it will beat state, keep liquor license
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer, 2011-07-22
When the smoke clears, the operators of Peg's Pub predict they will
have beaten an attempt to cork the bar's liquor license for violating
Ohio's indoor smoking ban. ...
area bar loses license over smoking fines
San Antonio Express - July 14, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati area bar has become Ohio's first establishment
to lose its liquor license over the state's smoking ban. The Ohio Division
of Liquor Control this week notified Peg's Pub in Evendale that its
liquor permit was denied ...
Bans, One Step Further
WHIZ - Danielle Cotterman - July 11, 2011
State laws bans smoking inside any public facility..one group wants
to take it one step further. Community Impact Team representatives,
Kate Paul and Amy Davis met with Muskingum County Commissioners Monday
to ask their approval to adopt a tobacco free ...
ban funded, but not quit line
Columbus Dispatch - Lauren Hepler - June 29, 2011
Advocates are pleased that there's money to enforce the smoking ban,
but they say smoking-cessation programs are critical for the state.
"We know enforcement alone won't make smoking rates go down,"
said Shelly Kiser, director of advocacy for the ...
22.5% of Ohio adults smoke; rate rising
Marietta (OH) Times, 2011-06-15
Evan Bevins - The Marietta Times
Despite rising taxes and continuing health warnings, Ohio's adult smoking
rate saw its biggest increase in more than a decade in 2010. ...
to curb smoking is cut from state budget
Columbus (OH) Dispatch, 2011-06-03
Lauren Hepler THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Money aimed at preventing tobacco use in Ohio will run out in a year
unless the state reverses course on planned budget cuts. ...
ban supporters seek $2M to enforce Ohio law
Springfield (OH) News-Sun, 2011-06-03
Backers of the 2006 voter-approved smoking ban on Thursday called on
the Senate Finance Committee to put $2 million - $1 million a year -
in the version of the two-year state budget pending before the committee
to enforce the ban. ...
cut may weaken smoking ban
Toledo Blade - Jim Provance - June 3, 2011
Pamela Butler, Wood County health commissioner, said her department continues
to enforce the smoking ban, but said the future is unclear. "At this
point and time, we've been picking up a lot of those costs," Ms.
Butler said. ...
of Ohio smoking ban fines are unpaid
Dayton Daily News - May 8, 2011
AP Updated 3:21 PM Sunday, May 8, 2011 DAYTON, Ohio The Ohio Department
of Health and the attorney general's office have collected only one-third
of the $2.2 million in fines levied for facilities that have violated
the state's smoking ban since ...
City Council Decides on Smoking, Trans Fat, Food Trucks
Cleveland News - Fox 8 - Elisa Amigo - April 26, 2011
... we have so many who are entrepreneurs, small people. We can't discriminate
because one group of people says they don't want them here." The
smoking ban is expected to go into effect in two months. The trans fat
ban will take effect in sometime in 2013.
opposes smoking ban for Cleveland links
Akron Beacon Journal (blog) - April 14, 2011
By AP CLEVELAND: A Cleveland councilman says a proposed smoking ban
at city parks and recreation areas should not become par for the course
at city-owned links. Councilman Jeff Johnson says the ordinance should
not apply at Highland Park Golf Course. ...
City Council considers ordinances to ban trans fat and smoking
NewsNet5.com - April 11, 2011
Cleveland City Council members will also consider a proposed smoking
ban. Under the plan, it would be ilegal for people to smoke in any city
parks, downtown malls or Public Square, and within 150 feet of any city
owned place of employment. ...
Uphold smoking ban
Toledo (OH) Blade, 2011-04-10
Five years ago, Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved a state law that
bans smoking in workplaces, including bars, restaurants, and clubs.
Since then, Ohioans' support for, and compliance with, the law has continued
to grow. ...
Supreme Court agrees to hear bar owners challenge of smoking ban
Associated Press (AP), 2011-04-07
The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge brought by a bar
owner against the state's ban against smoking in workplaces, a court
spokesman said Wednesday. ...
court to weigh smoking-ban fines
Columbus (OH) Dispatch, 2011-04-07
Alan Johnson THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
The Ohio Supreme Court agreed yesterday to consider the legality of
Ohio's 2006 statewide smoking ban in a case involving a Victorian Village
Supreme Court to weigh ban on smoking
Toledo (OH) Blade, 2011-04-07
JIM PROVANCE BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF
The question of whether smokers can light up in bars, restaurants,
and other public places has worked its way up to Ohio's highest court.
ban challenge to be taken up by Ohio Supreme Court
By Laura A. Bischoff, Columbus Bureau
Dayton Daily News, April 7, 2011
COLUMBUS The Ohio Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to take up a
case over the statewide indoor smoking ban that voters passed in 2006
and answer the question of whether health department officials overstepped
their bounds when they cited a Columbus bar for violating the ban.
ban detractor wants Ohio Supreme Court to weigh in
Columbus Business First, January 3, 2011
An advocacy group whose successful trial-court challenge to Ohios
smoking ban suffered defeat at the hands of a state-backed appeal wants
the Ohio Supreme Court to have the final say on enforcement of the 2007
The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law said it filed a brief with the
states high court ...
economy, smoking ban, skill games take bite out of profits
Lancaster (OH) Eagle-Gazette, 2010-12-05
Jessica Alaimo CentralOhio.com, December 5, 2010
It's Wednesday night at MASS Bingo in Zanesville, and the room is crowded.
But it used to be full for every game, said Wright, whose bingo-playing
days outdate the daubers and video monitors.
celebrates state smoking ban
WDTN - November 19, 2010
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The state's smoking ban reaches new heights in
the Dayton region and it was something worth celebrating.
Mongtomery county and city officials launched 186 balloons in recognition
of the 186 lives that have been saved as a result of the passage of
"Smoke Free Ohio".
But health officials warned there are still more lives that could be
rules against Ohio bar in smoking ban case
WKBN/WYFX-TV - November 18, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Officials seeking to enforce the workplace
smoking ban approved by Ohio voters have been handed a victory by a
state appeals court.
The court this week reversed a judge's earlier ruling to throw out
smoking law violations against a Columbus bar that resulted in more
than $33,000 in fines.
The judge had said the Ohio Department of Health exceeded its authority
by holding Zeno's Victorian Village responsible for the actions of its
patrons. In Tuesday's decision, the appeals court in Columbus found
"overwhelming" evidence that the bar's owners repeatedly and
intentionally violated the law ...
Zoo officials should OK smoking ban
News-Herald.com - November 8, 2010
It appears as though every animal at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
from the armadillos to the zebras will be able to breathe a little
easier starting next year.
A panel overseeing Cleveland's zoo has been asked to make it smoke-free.
Parks commissioners met Thursday and received materials from zoo officials
making the case for a smoking ban, according to The Associated Press.
Zoo spokeswoman Sue Allen says a memorandum was included stating that
a large foundation said it could not continue to support the zoo unless
smoking was banned. She did not name the foundation.
Zoo officials say smoking is not permitted at other major zoos. The
Cincinnati, Toledo and Akron zoos prohibit smoking on their grounds.
The website for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium states it allows people
to light up in designated areas.
Allen says Cleveland's zoo is hopeful commissioners will approve a
ban that would be enacted at the start of 2011.
This undoubtedly will be an unpopular decision to some if the commissioners
approve the ban as expected but it can't be too surprising.
Given the family-oriented nature of the zoo, a smoke-free environment
likely will be more welcoming to the many children who pass through
its gates every year. Also, open-air facilities, like sports stadiums,
are increasingly implementing such bans ...
Expected On Smoking Ban For Cleveland's Zoo
NBC4i.com - November 4, 2010
A panel that oversees Cleveland's zoo is being asked to make it smoke-free
Parks commissioners are expected to vote Thursday on a smoking ban
supported by the director of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and other
They note that smoking is not permitted at other major zoos across
the country. ...
Effects of Ohio's Smoke-free Law on Kentucky and Ohio Border Counties
Pyles, M.K.; Hahn, E.J.
Tobacco Control [Epub ahead of print], September 24, 2010.
Conclusions: Our data add to the large body of evidence that
smoke-free laws are neutral with respect to the hospitality business
across jurisdictions with and without laws. ...
may ban smoking by city employees on duty
Marion Star - John Jarvis, Marion Star - September 9, 2010
MARION -- To reduce health care costs that added $250,000 to its expenses
in 2010, the city may ban the use of tobacco on the job by its employees.
Beginning this summer, the city's new hires could not be tobacco users,
Safety Director Tom Robbins said. The second phase of instituting the
policy, transitioning toward a ban of tobacco use on the job by city
workers, is expected to begin this month. The goal is to be tobacco-free
by Jan. 1, 2011, when the policy is due to take effect.
According to a handout of proposed changes to general work rules for
city employees, the new work rule will prohibit "smoking or use
of tobacco while on duty and in paid status."
"We've been assured this will help us in our next round of health
care," Robbins told members of Marion City Council's municipal
services, parks and recreation committee Tuesday. He said he won't know
how much the policy revision would save the city until health care coverage
is negotiated for 2011. The city's current health care provider is United
Exclusive: AG sues bar owing $49000 for violations
WKYC-TV - August 18, 2010
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS -- The state Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit
against the Suburban Inn, a shot-and-a-beer bar that officials claim
is routinely exposing customers and workers to deadly second-hand smoke.
The state is asking a Common Pleas judge in Cuyahoga County to make
the bar pay the $49,000 in fines it has racked up in the three years
since Ohio banned smoking in workplaces.
Health inspectors have issued the Suburban Inn at least 13 violations
since 2007, the most of any establishment in Cuyahoga County.
"Suburban is No. 1," said John McLeod, director of environmental
health services at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
"It's for your customers. It's for your workers. It's for their
health and their wellness. And I just think they chose blatantly not
to comply with the law."
Second-hand smoke is proven to cause a myriad health problems, including
cancer and heart disease.
One of the violations was issued last November after Channel 3 News
used undercover cameras to videotape bartenders and customers openly
smoking in the Bagley Road bar, McLeod said ...
want smoking allowed in bars
Dayton Daily News - August 5, 2010
A new statewide poll finds that just over half of Ohio residents want
to allow smoking in the state's bars.
But support remains strong to keep tobacco banned from restaurants
and workplaces, even among smokers. ...
poll: Rethink smoking ban
Cincinnati.com - Peggy O'Farrell - August 4, 2010
Voters in 2006 approved a constitutional amendment that banned smoking
in indoor public spaces, including workplaces, restaurants and bars.
cans smoking ban
Record Herald - Lance Cranmer - July 29, 2010
The smoking ban is dead.
With a vote of 4 for and 2 against, Washington C.H. City Council officially
tabled Ordinance No. 9-2010 indefinitely Wednesday night. ...
council mulling smoking-in-vehicle ban
Record Herald - Lance Cranmer - June 24, 2010
What began as an idea proposed by a Washington High School government
class could become a reality in the very near future.
Washington C.H. City Council discussed the possibility of a city-wide
ban on smoking in cars where small children are present during Wednesday's
"It's a worthwhile thing," said council chairman Dale Lynch.
"And the fact that this is something students came up with - it
shows that people can initiate things."
The proposal was first brought up by a group of Washington students
from Jon Creamer's AP Government class when they spoke before council
on May 12.
The students presented information on similar laws already in place
in Arkansas, California, Louisiana and Maine. Currently there are no
similar laws - in either state or individual city governments - in the
state of Ohio.
Washington C.H. City Council recently took on a controversial topic
in a different way last month when it approved a resolution to support
a statewide texting while driving ban. In that case, though, state leaders
were already crafting a bill - which later passed - to ban texting while
ban hits 3-year mark
Willoughby (OH) News-Herald, 2010-05-24
After three years of a statewide smoking ban, incidents of smoking
in public places are going down, at least in Lake County.
In November 2006, 2.2 million Ohioans voted to pass the Smoke-Free
Workplace Act, making Ohio the 12th state at the time to enforce a smoking
ban in all enclosed public spaces. Now 26 states have such a law.
"We've had a 64 percent reduction in complaints from the first
year to the third year," said Ron Graham, deputy health commissioner
of the Lake County General Health District.
"We are satisfied with our progress and are glad to see so many
Lake County work and public places in compliance with this law."
for Ohio casinos take shape: No smoking, no complimentary drinks, no
alcohol after 2:30 a.m.
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer, 2010-05-19
Joe Guillen, The Plain Dealer
Four colorful and glitzy casinos are already well in the works for
Ohio. And this week state lawmakers revealed plans for exactly how those
gambling facilities might operate.
In Ohio, gamblers will be at least 21. They'll have their choice of
as many gaming tables as the owners choose to fit into the casinos,
which could be open around the clock. Or they can try their luck at
one of up to 5,000 slot machines. And there figures to be plenty of
restaurants nearby and eventually hotels.
But unlike in Vegas, smokers will have to step outside to light up
. . .
Both the Ohio House and Senate this week introduced casino enabling
language -- a set of rules that will govern newly established gambling
Voters approved a constitutional amendment last November that allowed
casinos to be built in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo. The
deal also required lawmakers to pass rules ...
Euclid council sets "smoke-free zones" in public areas
Sun Star Courier (blog) - Jeff Piorkowski - March 23, 2010
City Council Monday night passed legislation to create smoke-free
The zones allow smoking in public parks, but forbid smoking in certain
zones within the parks.
The smoke-free zones include the dog park at Quarry Park, all city
playgrounds, the fenced-in areas around the swimming pools at Victory
and Bexley parks, the fenced-in area around the splash park at Quarry
Park, and the playground at Quarry Park, where there is no fence.
Those observed smoking within these areas the first time will be warned.
A second offense will result in a minor misdemeanor charge. ...
ban complaints drop in Ohio
Dayton Daily News - Feb 28, 2010
DAYTON, Ohio Complaints filed against businesses for violating
Ohio's smoking ban are dropping, a sign that more bars and restaurants
are following the law, state health officials said.
Ohio voters approved the ban in 2006, and since enforcement began the
number of complaints has dropped from 21,604 in 2007 to 9,228 in 2009,
according to an analysis by the Dayton Daily News published Sunday.
During that time period, about 3,300 complaints involved businesses
in Montgomery County, which includes Dayton, the newspaper said. Only
Cuyahoga and Hamilton counties have had more complaints.
But following the statewide trend, complaints in Montgomery County
have declined from 1,450 in the last eight months of 2007 to
522 in all of 2009.
Compliance has gotten so good that recent complaints involve repeat
offenders, not so much first-time violators, said Mandy Burkett, chief
of the health department's indoor environments section. ...
plans to appeal smoking enforcement decision
Court case centers on Columbus tavern
Toledo (OH) Blade, 2010-02-26
JIM PROVANCE BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF
The state yesterday said it will appeal a court decision that ruled
enforcement of Ohio's smoking ban went too far in punishing a Columbus
tavern for numerous violations by its patrons.
It remains to be seen how broad an impact the decision would have,
but the lawyer for Zeno's Victorian Village said he believes businesses
statewide now facing fines won't have to pay and those who've already
paid them might be due refunds.
Attorney General Richard Cordray has asked the 10th District Court
of Appeals to place Judge David Cain's decision on hold pending appeal.
In the meantime, the Department of Health plans to continue enforcing
the ban as it has since the inception.
Judge Cain of Franklin County Common Pleas Court on Monday vacated
10 citations and some $30,000 in fines pending against Zeno's. ...
throws out enforcement of smoking ban against bar
Dayton Daily News (blog) - William Hershey - February 25, 2010
Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge David E. Cain in Columbus
has ruled that the state health department overstepped its legal authority
in enforcing the states smoking ban against Zenos, a Columbus
The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, which defended Zenos
in the case, has scheduled a news conference today, Feb. 25, at 1:30
p.m. to discuss the ramifications of the decision.
Sara Morman, health department spokeswoman, said department officials
are working with Attorney General Richard Cordray to appeal the ruling.
In his ruling, stamped Monday, Feb. 22, Cain declined to rule on the
constitutionality of the smoking ban but vacated citations issued against
smoking ban has cost $2 million
Critics call it waste of money; backers see value
Columbus (OH) Dispatch, 2010-02-22
James Nash THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Ohio taxpayers have paid more than $2 million to rid bars, restaurants
and workplaces of tobacco smoke since the statewide smoking ban took
effect in 2007, a sum that opponents say could be better used elsewhere.
The state has spent $3.2 million so far to identify businesses that
are violating the smoking ban, to look for infractions and to process
them through the court system, according to information released by
the Ohio Department of Health to state Sen. Bill Seitz, a critic of
the smoking ban.
Health authorities have issued $1.2 million in fines and collected
about $400,000, the health department said.
Critics of the smoking ban, which was approved by 58 percent of Ohio
voters in 2006, point to the data as evidence that taxpayers are putting
a lot of money toward patchy enforcement of the smoking law while violators
shirk their fines. . . .
Backers of the smoking ban take the opposite view. They say $2 million
over nearly three years is a modest sum to reduce smoking rates in Ohio
and protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke. Since the ban took effect,
Ohio's adult smoking rate dipped from 22.5 percent to 20.2 percent ...
Our View: Smoking ban needs to be enforced
Marion (OH) Star, 2010-01-31
In this edition of The Marion Star you can read an account of businesses
and other establishments that continuously have been found in violation
of the Ohio indoor smoking ban.
Not only is it outrageous that so many have continued to ignore the
law, it appears that the state is nearly helpless when it comes to enforcement.
. . .
Permitting your bar, restaurant or club to fill up with a known carcinogen
and then paying people to work there unprotected is the same thing.
We don't even need to get into how unfair the situation is to reputable
establishments that follow the law.
The state needs to get serious about bringing offending businesses
into compliance. ...
rarely fined for violating Ohio's smoking law; few pay up
Lancaster (OH) Eagle-Gazette, 2010-01-31
RUSS ZIMMER CentralOhio.com January 31, 2010
Smoking in Ohio bars and social clubs has been illegal for more than
three years, but it certainly hasn't been extinguished.
A CentralOhio.com review of 25,000 smoking ban violation investigations
shows discipline is rare and offenders largely ignore financial sanctions.
Three-fourths of all investigations resulted in the complaint being
dropped without discipline, according to the data from the Ohio Department
Even at the locations where health department officials are frequent
visitors for smoking ban allegations, the rate of successful enforcement
is only slightly better.
The top 10 most investigated businesses, mostly bars and clubs, averaged
a complaint every six weeks or so, but three out of every four of those
were tossed out. ...
'underreports' smoking ban violations
The Miami Student (Miami University, Oxford, OH), 2010-01-29
Despite signs asking the community not to smoke on campus, students
continue to do so as they do not fear being reprimanded.
Although Miami University banned smoking on campus in August 2008,
the policy still seems to have mixed results in preventing students,
faculty and staff from lighting up between classes.
"It is absolutely underreported," said Susan Vaughn, director
of ethics and student conflict resolution.
Vaughn said the responsibility of enforcing the policy is put in the
hands of Miami students and faculty.
The first offense on campus is a warning. If a student smokes repeatedly
on campus and is reported, they will be charged with a Code Two violation.
Vaughn said her office has seen about 20 cases of Code Two smoking
violations this academic year.
Some students, however, still choose to smoke on campus despite the
smoking ban signs that have cropped up in place of ashtrays. ...
SARTA? You could have 26 new rules to follow
Canton (OH) Repository, 2010-01-19
Robert Wang CantonRep.com staff report
No more smoking. . . . And when you're moving, no chatting with the
driver of your Stark Area Regional Transit Authority bus. . . .
Currently, SARTA prints 19 "courtesy rules" on the back of
its schedules. Many are terse and vague.
For example, the "no smoking" rule doesn't say whether smoking
is prohibited at the bus station, as well as on the bus. . . .
Conrad's revamped proposed code of conduct, which was drafted by his
planning manager, James Warner, and transportation director, Teresa
Thompson, has 26 detailed rules that would replace the old code.
For example, the code says more specifically that smoking would be banned,
not only on the buses, but within 20 feet of a SARTA bus or facility,
including all three SARTA transit centers. ...
bar loses appeal over smoking ban
Columbus Business First - January 5, 2010
A Cincinnati-area bar lost its appeal last week over an alleged violation
of Ohios Smoke-Free Act.
The 10th District Court of Appeals on Dec. 24 upheld a Franklin County
Common Pleas Court ruling that Deer Park Inn had violated the law by
allowing smoking on its premises.
Inspectors from the Hamilton County General Health District had observed
patrons smoking inside the building, according to court papers, and
sent the bar a letter of warning, adding that it had not posted no-smoking
signs on the premises.
Deer Park Inn claimed that there was no reliable evidence to support
the claim and that it was denied due process in that it had a right
to a hearing before the letter was sent. ...