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In this Tuesday, June 26, 2012 photo, Menelik Mengesha, 23, a junior studying civil engineering at Cleveland State University smokes a cigarette on campus in Cleveland. Smoking shouldn’t be one of the things kids learn at college, say state officials pushing sweeping tobacco-use bans on campuses across the country.

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Colleges move toward absolute bans on smoking

As a political science major at Ohio State University, Ida Seitter says, she lit up many a cigarette to help her through the stress of exam season. She opposes efforts by policymakers in Ohio, New York, California and other states to impose bans on tobacco use not just in buildings at public colleges, but also anywhere on the campus — even in the open air.

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