CSU-Pueblo Policy: Smoking and Tobacco Policy

Policy Title: Smoking and Tobacco Policy Category: Human Resources
Owner: Human Resources Policy ID#: 7-008-01
Contact:
Human Resources
Web: http://www.csupueblo.edu/HR
Email: hr@csupueblo.edu
Effective Date: 12/19/2018
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PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY

Campus-wide smoking and tobacco regulations are intended to limit the potential adverse effects of smoking and other tobacco use.

APPLICATIONS OF THIS POLICY

This policy applies to all individuals while on or in University owned or leased property.

EXEMPTIONS FROM THIS POLICY

  1. Tobacco or other smoking products used as the subject matter of a bona fide research project approved by the Provost or designee; and
  2. Ceremonial use of tobacco in connection with the practice of cultural activities by American Indians, as provided by the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, 42 U.S.C sections 1996 and 1996a, allowing for the use of ceremonial tobacco. All ceremonial use events must be scheduled in advance with Environmental Health Services.

DEFINITIONS USED IN THIS POLICY

"Smoking" means inhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, e-cigarette, vaping product, water pipe, or device used to inhale tobacco and other substances, including but not limited to cloves, herbs, synthetic substances and marijuana substances, This does not include the inhalation of  prescribed medications.  Marijuana, even if medically prescribed, is not considered a prescribed medication for purposes of this policy and is strictly prohibited.

"Tobacco Products" means all forms of tobacco and imitation tobacco products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookah), electronic/e-cigarettes, and smokeless or "spit" tobacco, and specific nicotine products.

POLICY STATEMENT

Tobacco use and smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings and on all campus grounds whether the property is owned or leased by CSU-Pueblo, and in all campus-owned vehicles.  Tobacco use is also prohibited at all institution-sponsored off-campus functions.

Tobacco Product sales are prohibited on any campus-owned or campus-leased grounds/facilities.

Tobacco industry promotions, advertising, marketing, and distribution are prohibited on any campus-owned or campus-leased grounds/facilities.

REFERENCES

Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, C.R.S. 25-14-201, 25-14-203(7), 25-14-204 (1)(j), (bb), (cc), effective July 1, 2006

Executive Order D 0036 90 , effective January 1, 1991

Executive Order B 2018 011, effective November 2, 2018.

Approvals

Approved by Lesley Di Mare, President September 23, 2013.

Revision approved by Karl Spiecker, Vice President of Finance and Administration, December 19, 2018.

 

 

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