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  • Policy Title: Tobacco
  • Policy Number: ESU-FA-2011-002-A
  • Effective: September 2, 2010
  • Adopted: May 25, 2011
  • Last Reviewed: May 25, 2011, May 31, 2016
  • Amended: July 17, 2013, May 31, 2016
  • Related Policies: None

Policy Statement:

The Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act, Act 27 of 2008 prohibits “smoking” in all buildings including residence halls, classrooms and laboratories, indoor areas, and in open or partially open space such as sports or recreational facilities, theaters or performance establishments.

For the purposes of this policy, tobacco includes nicotine producing products such as cigars, cigarettes, and pipes. Electronic cigarettes (smokeless) and chewing tobacco are also included.

The use of “tobacco” is prohibited in all state system and University owned vehicles, including state system sponsored van pools.

Smoking is not permitted within a 25 foot perimeter of a building, building entrance, air intakes and operable windows.

Smokers causing smoke to emanate from within the designated smoking areas repeatedly migrating outside the area and impact non-smokers will be asked to relocate to a different approved designated smoking area by the resident director, resident advisor, building manager or staff member, environmental health & safety manager, or campus police officer.

Seven designated smoking shelters have been strategically located throughout the campus.

All university students, employees (faculty and staff) and visitors are urged to comply.

The sale of tobacco products on campus is prohibited.

All groups, athletic teams, student media, clubs, Greek life, and all other organizations affiliated with ESU are prohibited from accepting money or tobacco products, including merchandise from tobacco companies and these organizations may not run tobacco advertisements in college-run publications.

Reason for Policy:

East Stroudsburg University complies with Pennsylvania laws and regulations governing tobacco and smoking on campus by creating guidelines for all individuals by defining tobacco, as well as designating locations where the use of tobacco is permitted throughout the University campus.

Appeal Statement:



Tobacco: tobacco includes nicotine producing products such as cigars, cigarettes, and pipes, as well as electronic cigarettes (smokeless) and chewing tobacco.

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