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Policy Title: Smoke Free Campus

Boise State University Policy #9110
Effective Date: May 1988
Revised: December 2001
September 2008
December 2009
December 2013
March 2015
February 2017

Purpose:
To establish the policy and procedures regulating smoking, tobacco and nicotine use on Boise State University owned and leased properties.

Additional Authority:
Executive Order No. 2005-10
Idaho Code Title 39, Ch. 55
Boise City Code 6-23, Smoke-Free Air Ordinance
University Policy #2020, (Student Code of Conduct)
University Policy #12020 (Exclusion from Campus)

Scope:
Applies to all students, employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors on university- controlled property.

Responsible Party:
Chief Operating Officer, 426-1233
Health Services, 426-5686
Campus Security and Police Services, 426-6911

Definitions:
Smoking – encompasses tobacco or any other substance whether contained in a cigarette, cigar, pipe or any other object.


Policy

  • I. Policy Statement
  • Boise State University strives to make its campus a healthier place to live, work and attend school. Those exposed to tobacco smoke often suffer immediate symptoms (e.g., breathing difficulties, eye irritation, headache, nausea, and asthma attacks). This policy promotes a healthy and safe environment conducive to learning for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.
  • II. General
    • A. In accordance with state directives and law, all university owned or leased buildings, facilities, or areas occupied by state employees are designated as non-smoking.
    • B. Boise State applies the non-smoking mandate to all university property and other properties owned or leased by Boise State, and all university leased or owned vehicles, with the exception of e-cigarettes, e-cigars and e-pipes, use of which are permitted outdoors on campus, but not inside university structures.
    • C. With approval from the University President, officially designated areas for Smoking may be created outside Taco Bell Arena, Albertsons Stadium and the Morrison Center for use by patrons during events.
  • III. Guidelines, Enforcement and Failure to Comply
    • A. Campus Operations will coordinate efforts for policy notification, promotion, support, and assessment to ensure successful on-going implementation of the policy. Health Services will support smoking cessation efforts and the smoke-free website.
    • B. Faculty, staff, and students have a collective responsibility to promote the safety and health of the campus community and therefore share in the responsibility of enforcement.
    • C. Campus Security and Police Services has the primary responsibility to coordinate efforts for policy enforcement.
      • 1. Policy violation will result in a fine, set periodically.
      • 2. Some areas on campus are covered by the City of Boise’s smoke free ordinance. Boise State will not enforce city ordinances on non-campus property, but the campus community is expected to follow all applicable city ordinances for the greater good of the campus community.
    • D. Violation of this policy may also result in disciplinary action:
      • 1. Student violations will be handled through the Student Code of Conduct.
      • 2. Faculty and staff violations will be handled through HRS.
      • 3. The public may be excluded from campus. See policy #12020 for more information.