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Kent State, The University of Akron go smoke-free

By Kelli Weir GateHouse Ohio Media Published: June 30, 2017 1:28 PM
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Kent State University, including its eight regional campuses, and the University of Akron no longer will allow smoking or tobacco use on any of the properties they own, operate or lease under policies adopted by each university's Board of Trustees last year.

While the change will most impact the students and faculty on campus, the new policies also will affect smokers and tobacco users attending an on-campus event, such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic & Fireworks that will be held July 28-30 on parts of Kent State University at Stark’s campus.

Here are six things to know about the new rules:


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