Kent State University administrators will hold the first of several public meetings today to talk about the idea of banning smoking completely on all eight campuses.
There are actually three meetings today on the Kent campus in the governance chamber in the Kent State Student Center at 10 a.m., 3 and 5:30 p.m.
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.
The Kent campus will host two more public meetings, on Thursday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the governance chamber to talk about the issue.