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Name: Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy
Responsible Office: College Services

Applies to: (examples; Faculty,Staff, Students, etc)

Faculty , Staff , Students , Contractors_Vendors

Policy Overview:

Issued: 08-01-2015
Next Review Date: 06-09-2023
Frequency of Reviews: Annually

The Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy details the prohibition against smoking or using tobacco products on the campus of University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.

Applies to all faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors, volunteers and visitors conducting business or participating in activities on the University campus.


Definitions:

Term

Definition

Tobacco

All forms of tobacco, including but not limited to, cigarettes (commercial or handmade), oral tobacco (spit and spit less, chew, snuff), cigars, cigarillos, pipes, water pipes (hookah), electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products, or any other smoking material or device.

University Campus

University-owned or leased buildings, University-owned or leased parking garages, University outdoor spaces.

UHSP Community

All faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors, volunteers and visitors conducting business or participating in activities on the University campus.

Details:

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis seeks to provide a healthy, comfortable, and productive work and educational environment for its employees, students, patients and visitors. To further this objective, use of tobacco products and smoking (including use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs, e-cigarettes, other devices and smokeless/chewing tobacco) is strictly prohibited on the University's campus and within all parking garages (leased or owned), vehicles, and University-owned/-leased buildings.

This applies to personally owned and rented vehicles when located on campus facilities or used to transport faculty, staff or students on any University-related business, academic or student life activities.

In addition, smoking within twenty feet of University building entry or exit points is prohibited.

The sale of tobacco products is prohibited on the UHSP campus.

Procedures:

  1. Education
    1. The University will provide information concerning smoking cessation programs available through its health insurance provider.
    2. The University will disseminate its Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy through the online Policy Library.
  2. Responsibility
    1. Effective implementation of this policy depends on the courtesy, respect, and cooperation of all members of the University community. All University community members share the responsibility of adhering to and enforcing the policy and have responsibility for communicating the policy to visitors in a courteous and considerate manner.
  3. Compliance
    1. The primary goal is to achieve voluntary compliance with the Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy by educating University community members about the existence of the policy, the rationale for the policy, and the availability of tobacco cessation support services.
    2. Students
      1. Refer to the Student Code for sanctions related to violations.
    3. Employees
      1. Disciplinary action for repeated violations of the policy may range from a verbal warning up to termination of employment.
    4. Visitors
      1. Visitors who violate the policy should be educated that the University is a tobacco-free campus. Visitors who refuse to comply with the policy following this education will be removed from campus. Habitual offenders will be issued a no trespass warning.

Responsibilities:

Position/Office/Department

Responsibility

Public Safety

Enforcement of compliance.

Human Resources

Make available smoking cessation services to faculty and staff.

Campus Life

Make available smoking cessation services to students.

Resources:

UHSP Student Code

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