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Policy Title: Smoke Free Campus

University Policy 9110


Effective Date

May 1988

Last Revision Date

February 2017

Responsible Party

Chief Operating Office and Vice President for Campus Operations, (208) 426-1233

University Health Services, (208) 426-5686

Campus Security and Police Services, (208) 426-6911

Scope and Audience

This policy applies to all students, employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors on University-controlled property.

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)


1. Policy Purpose

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

2. 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.

3. Definitions

3.1 Smoking

Encompasses tobacco or any other substance whether contained in a cigarette, cigar, pipe or any other object.

4. Responsibilities and Procedures

4.1 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.

4.2 Guidelines, Enforcement and Failure to Comply

a. Campus Operations will coordinate efforts for policy notification, promotion, support, and assessment to ensure successful ongoing 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.

(i.) Policy violation will result in a fine, set periodically.

(ii.) 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:

(i.) Student violations will be handled through the Student Code of Conduct.

(ii.) Faculty and staff violations will be handled through HRS.

(iii.) The public may be excluded from campus. See University Policy 12020 (Exclusion from Campus) for more information.


Revision History

December 2001; September 2008; December 2009; December 2013; March 2015; February 2017