Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Tobacco use is prohibited within all College grounds, College-owned or leased properties, and in College-owned, leased, or rented vehicles even when used outside campus grounds.

Tobacco products include but are not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookah), bidis, kreteks, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, snus, snuff, electronic cigarettes, and any non-FDA approved nicotine delivery device. Tobacco excludes any tobacco product that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration as a tobacco cessation product, as a tobacco dependence product, or as a product supporting other medical purposes, and is being marketed and sold solely for such an approved purpose.

Exceptions to this policy may be allowed by the Environmental Health and Safety department for ceremonial or other special purposes.

  1. Exceptions may include peer-reviewed, approved scientific studies related to the health effects of smoking, sanctioned and formally approved by the College; or
  2. Theatrical productions approved by the College and where actors and actresses are permitted to smoke as part of the theatrical performance. Notice of smoking in a performance must be given to patrons in advance and will be included in the performance programs.

Distribution and advertisements of smoking, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarette products on campus are prohibited.

Compliance with this policy is a community effort. Repeated violations of this policy will be handled, as applicable, through the Dean of Students Office, Human Resources, or the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College.

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