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Highland Heights passed a smoke-free air ordinance on June 20. It will go into effect Sept. 18.

Highland Heights joins NKU, local businesses in prohibiting public smoking

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor June 29, 2023

Allowing smoking indoors has historically been a norm in Northern Kentucky, but recent conversations in the area mark a shift in attitudes and policies related to smoking in public spaces. Campbell...

While banned since January, smoking on campus still occurs. NKUs policy is being strengthened through programs to help smokers quit.

NKU backs up tobacco ban with programs for quitting

Tony Root, Reporter October 23, 2014

The recent policy change in January has banned all tobacco products from campus. What many on campus seem to be unaware of is NKU has created programs to educate smokers and encourage quitting . Kim Baker,...

A student smokes on campus despite the current policy.

University-wide tobacco ban lingers in ‘educational’ phase

Kerry Skiff, Staff Writer April 23, 2014

University administrators are not yet enforcing the tobacco ban. Instead, they are approaching the newly-implemented tobacco policy with an introductory “education” phase. Leslie Pierce, director...

Compromise could welcome more positive reception on tobacco ban

Richard Cracchiolo, News Editor January 23, 2014

The countdown has finally ended; tobacco has been banned from NKU. And I’m just going to say it. Northern Kentucky University makes me want to smoke. While I know this ban is a campus-wide policy,...

Students question tobacco-free policies

Students question tobacco-free policies

Maggie Pund, News editor August 29, 2013

Freshmen coming to NKU’s campus this fall have to adapt to college life as well as the university’s enforcement of the new tobacco-free policy beginning in January 2014. Though the ban affects the...

Freedom to smoke or freedom to choose: A difficult topic, a more difficult decision

Kevin Schultz, Editor-in-chief August 29, 2013

My mother is dying; one thick cigarette-drag of black smoke at a time. And, I can’t do anything about it. When I was eight, I would sneak into the pantry before school and write messages with a black...

What tobacco free means for NKU

What tobacco free means for NKU

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief January 17, 2013

The winter break did not slow down Northern Kentucky University faculty from working on changes to the campus. As of Jan. 9, NKU will begin the transition to tobacco free, joining the University of Kentucky...

Thinking about kicking the habit?

Thinking about kicking the habit?

Marina Schneider, Contributing writer November 8, 2012

If you or anyone that you know is ready to quit smoking but not sure how, you are not alone. Northern Kentucky University’s Wellness Center, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, provides...

Committee work

Jesse Call September 29, 2010

The Northern Kentucky University Student Government Association got down to business Sept. 9, working to increase productivity and create legislation that will impact the everyday student. Committee meetings...

Votruba talks goals with SGA

Jesse Call September 1, 2010

Working together and finding common ground were the themes among university leaders that met with student leaders to discuss ways to improve student life during the Student Government Association meeting....

Not allowed to Smoke

Heather Willoughby and Heather Willoughby January 12, 2010

Are you a smoker used to grabbing a quick fix as you walk the scenic route from building to building between classes? Well, maybe not for long.' Many public universities are considering a smoking ban, and Northern Kentucky University may consider such a policy in its future.

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