The University Record, September 6, 1994

Smoking on University PremisesStandard Practice Guide, 601.4

I. Policy

In recognition of environmental tobacco smoke health risks, the Univer-sity will provide as close to a smoke-free environment as practicable for its faculty, staff, students and visitors. The right of a non-smoker to protect his or her health and comfort will take precedence over another’s desire to smoke.

II. Regulations

A. Smoking is prohibited in all University facilities, including University vehicles, except as indicated below.

B. Smokers are expected to stay a reasonable distance from building entrances in order not to interfere with access or the rights of others.

C. Individuals who smoke on University premises will be responsible for the proper disposal of smoking products.

D. The sale of tobacco products is prohibited on University premises.

E. Smoking is prohibited in all housing facilities with the exception of specifically designated resident rooms and apartments. Housing residents and applicants can request to be assigned to designated smoking units and will be accommodated to the degree such units are available.

F. Limited smoking rooms may be provided in conference centers and hotels.

G. Smoking will be permitted for controlled research, educational or religious ceremonial purposes, with prior approval of the dean or director responsible for the facility.

H. Departments are encouraged to assist employees with smoking cessation. Assistance is available through University Health Service and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP).

III. Procedures

The success of this policy depends on the thoughtfulness, consideration and cooperation of smokers and non-smokers. All faculty, staff, students and visitors share the responsibility for adhering to and enforcing the policy. Any concern should be brought to the attention of the individuals responsible for the operation of the University facility in question and/or the supervisor for the work area. Any exceptions to this Standard Practice Guide must be approved by the appropriate executive officer or designated representative.