Smoking

Effective July 1, 2016, all uses of tobacco-related products are prohibited by students, faculty, staff and visitors on all JWU campuses

  • consistent with applicable laws;
  • in all university-owned and -leased property and facilities including, but not limited to, common work areas, classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, private offices, elevators, hallways, stairs, restrooms, vehicles and all other enclosed facilities;
  • on university grounds including, but not limited to, parking areas, loading docks of university facilities, athletic and recreational facilities, lectures, conferences, meetings and social events held on university property.

For purposes of this policy, tobacco-related products include cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, blunts, pipes, bidis, hookahs, chewing tobacco, dip, smokeless tobacco, snuff or any other items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or prohibited products.

The sale, free distribution or advertisement of smoke and tobacco products is prohibited on all campuses and in all university publications.

It is the responsibility of all members of the university community to comply with this policy, and it is expected that both smokers and nonsmokers will cooperate by complying in an atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration. All members of the university community are encouraged to promote compliance with this policy by politely reminding students, faculty, staff, volunteers, visitors and vendors that Johnson & Wales University is a tobacco-free campus, as necessary.