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COLUMBUS, Ohio - 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.
Ohio State spokesman Gary Lewis Jr. says officials are still fine-tuning the ban and figuring out what the penalties will be.
The ban will be in effect when classes start Aug. 21, but violators won't start being punished until January.
Lewis says the university wants to give people a chance to learn about the new initiative.
All of OSU's campuses will be 100-percent tobacco free.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that nearly 1,200 public and private campuses nationwide have tobacco bans.
In Ohio, 16 public and private schools already ban smoking on parts or all of their campuses.
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