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No Smoking Policy

Adopted September 2007
Updated July 2014

IN THE INTEREST OF SHOWING RESPECT FOR PEOPLE, HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY,
UMD DOES NOT PERMIT SMOKING, VAPING OR THE USE OF COMMERCIAL TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON ITS CAMPUS

In response to recommendations from the UMD Student Health Advisory Committee and the UMD Campus Safety, Health and Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee, most of the campus went smoke free in September 2007. Beginning May 31, 2008, the campus went entirely smoke free. As of July 1, 2014, UMD extended its no smoking policy to include a ban on the use of commercial tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on all University property.

The administrative policy reflects the University’s commitment to promoting and protecting the health and well-being of all campus community members and fostering an environment of respect for people and property through education and practice.

SMOKING, VAPING AND THE USE OF COMMERCIAL TOBACCO
IS PROHIBITED ON ALL UMD PROPERTY

The ban includes all indoor facilities, the entire campus grounds and all University vehicles.

Exemptions to the use of tobacco include: 

  1. Peer-reviewed, approved scientific studies
  2. Traditional Native American spiritual or cultural ceremonies
  3. Approved theatrical productions
  4. Enclosed, privately-owned vehicles on University property

Note: To process an exemption request (1-3), please contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations at vcfo@d.umn.edu.
Knowing this may pose hardship for some individuals and therefore, assistance to quit is offered as follows:

For UMD Students 
UMD Health Services offers FREE individual consultations on smoking cessation for all UMD students. To make an appointment or for questions, call 726-8155 or e-mail health@d.umn.edu

For Employees
Tobacco/Smoking Cessation Program (TSCP) is FREE for UMD faculty and staff
http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/tscp.htm

To make an appointment or for questions, call 726-6753 or e-mail mycoach@d.umn.edu

For UPlan members, see http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/wellness/tobacco/index.html

Tobacco/Smoking Cessation Resources
http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/resources.htm

For questions concerning policy development and implementation, please contact BreAnn Graber at bgraber@d.umn.edu or 218-726-7102.

 


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