Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus Policy

July 7, 2020
The updated Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus Policy standardizes the University’s position on the use of tobacco products on University-controlled property.

This policy discusses smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, and other tobacco products) by students, faculty, staff, and visitors on all University owned, operated, leased, occupied, or controlled property.

Overview of the Policy:

For the purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette (clove, bidis, kreteks), e-cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookah products; and any other smoking product; and any smokeless, spit or spitless, dissolvable, or inhaled tobacco products, including but not limited to dip, chew, snuff, or snus, in any form (orbs, sticks, strips, pellet, etc.).

For the purposes of this policy, smoke is a by-product intended for inhalation by using any form of cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette, water pipe, hookah, e-hookah, bidis, kreteks, or vaping.

The use of tobacco products are prohibited on all University-controlled property at all times.

The policy discusses University expectations regarding students and employee’s cooperation with the policy by reporting violations of this policy through one of the University’s reporting systems.

The policy outlines that Campus officials, staff, or other persons representing the University including, University organizations, shall not accept money or gifts or enter into any arrangement, association, or partnership with representatives of tobacco companies, including sponsorships or tobacco advertising.

The policy discusses that all tobacco promotion, advertising, marketing and distribution are prohibited in and on Baylor University campus property including University-run publications and athletic facilities owned or operated by Baylor University.
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