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Smoking in the Cold

Ohio's Department of Health anti-smoking rules went into effect in 2007.

The rules prohibit smoking in any public place or place of employment and in areas immediately adjacent to the entrances or exits of such places.

With the arrival of cold weather, smokers are reminded that trash receptacles/ashtrays are positioned to allow people to dispose of smoking materials before entering a building, but far enough from the entrance that no smoke will migrate into the building.

Smokers are asked to use these containers and to remember that smoking near building doors and in any "enclosed" area, meaning any area with a roof or overhead covering, is also prohibited.

There are no designated smoking areas on the ONU campus and smokers can still light up any place not designated by the state smoking ban.