smoking ban

10:00 It's been fifty years since the US Surgeon General released the first report on the health consequences of smoking. Thanks to aggressive public health campaigns, smoking rates in the US have never been lower, but Ohio has one of the highest rates in the nation. This hour we'll ask why Ohio is still smoking. Guests

  • Thomas A. Carr, American Lung Association Director of National Policy
  • Dr. Rob Crane, family physician and professor at OSU; tobacco prevention expert

10:00 We're broadcasting today from OSU's  Rally for Wellness!  Ohio State's campus-wide tobacco ban will take effect when classes begin in a week.  The university is one of almost 1,200 around the country that have outlawed tobacco products on school grounds, although OSU plans to wait until January to begin penalizing violators. This hour we'll talk to the OSU ban's originators, and to people who aren't sure it will make for a healthier campus. Guests

Ohio's Indoor Smoking Ban

Oct 13, 2010

The health and economic impact of Ohio’s 2006 indoor smoking ban law, with Mayo Clinic internal medicine professor/Nicotine Dependence Center director Dr. Richard Hurt, M.D., Administrator of Ohio’s Indoor Environment program Mandy Burkett, The Ohio State University public health assistant professor Elizabeth Klein. CATCO artistic director Steven Anderson and director Andy Sandberg of the off-Broadway musical, "The Last Smoker in America."