Since Ohio State instituted a campus-wide tobacco ban at the beginning of the year, no one has faced any official punishment from the university for smoking on campus.
As a result, people still smoke on campus, but their numbers might be waning, said Dr. Peter Shields, deputy director of the Wexner Medical Center James Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The university is confident it will achieve long-term results without a specific enforcement policy, he said, and people that get infractions for repeated violations tend to be those that break multiple rules anyway. So far, no one has had serious repercussions for tobacco use on campus, Shields said.
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