The College recognizes that smoking is hazardous to both the smoker and the nonsmoker. Smoking is not permitted in any College buildings, including all residence halls, apartments, houses, and academic and administrative buildings. Smokers are asked to respect smoking guidelines and smoke only in designated areas. This rule applies to all campus buildings and all outdoor athletic competitions (with the understanding that, at athletic events, parking areas are designated smoking areas). Smoking in the area immediately adjacent to locations of ingress or egress to a public place or place of employment is against Ohio law, and anyone smoking outside of a non-residential building is expected to uphold this aspect of the law.