Smoking Policy

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General Description

Policy Summary:

Trinity University is a Tobacco Free Campus Trinity University is committed to ensuring that no member of the University community, nor any visitor to campus, is required to work, study, or live in an environment where they are subjected to tobacco smoke.


The primary purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines prohibiting smoking and the use of all tobacco products at the University. The University expects all faculty, staff, and students, employees of contractors and subcontractors, and visitors to comply with this policy. The use of any tobacco product will be prohibited on university property. This policy applies to all indoor areas including residence halls and administrative buildings, outdoor areas including playing fields, parking lots, streets and sidewalks, walking trails, vehicles and construction sites.
Policy Content
The tobacco prohibition includes, but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco and any other products usually identified with tobacco use. The use of tobacco products involves the smoking, dipping, chewing, or any other method of ingesting the chemicals contained in tobacco products. This prohibition includes e-cigarettes and vaping.

Awareness of the policy to campus constituencies is made through multiple resources, including signs posted throughout campus. The policy will be disseminated to students, faculty and staff and contractors by various means, including fliers, posters, email, web site and publication in university policies.

The Safety, Security and Health Committee sought the support of the President’s office, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association, and University staff. Cooperation in the implementation and enforcement of this policy is essential for a successful Tobacco-Free Campus. We all share the responsibility for adhering to and enforcing this policy. Violations of this policy will be treated in accordance with general campus disciplinary procedures.
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Includes the carrying or holding of a lighted pipe, cigar or cigarette of any kind, or any other lighted smoking equipment or device, and the lighting of, emitting or exhaling the smoke of a pipe, cigar or cigarette of any kind. Means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other lighted or heated tobacco or plant product intended for inhalation in any manner or in any form.
Indoor Areas
Areas enclosed by a roof and walls with appropriate openings for ingress and egress. All air-conditioned areas are included, but not partially enclosed areas with free circulation of outside air such as outdoor stairwells and parking garages.
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8/16/2019 8:47 AM
Kelleebeth Cantu

Vice President Approval:

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Gary Logan
Vice President for Finance & Administration