Kent State University administrators kicked off the first of several public meetings this week to talk about the idea of banning smoking completely on all eight campuses.
The Kent State University Stark Campus will host two public meetings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 13 in the library conference room.
Kent State formed a steering committee to examine a recommendation from the Ohio Board of Regents, issued last summer, suggesting all public universities and colleges in Ohio ban the use of tobacco products on their campuses.
The committee is expected to make recommendations for action based on the results of a campus survey, the public meetings and other input.
A majority of Kent Patch readers think the university should ban tobacco products.
Any such action to ban tobacco use likely wouldn't happen until possibly January of 2014 at the earliest.