Why is Kent State becoming a smoke-free, tobacco-free university?

A: Tobacco remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. A smoke-free, tobacco-free university, allows Kent State to provide a safe and healthy learning, working and living environment in which the Kent State community can be comfortable and productive. In addition, this aligns with the priorities of the university’s healthy campus initiative, Kent State of Wellness, which seeks to foster a culture of health and wellness for students and employees at all campuses.