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Policy #6.1070
Effective: 5/7/07

No-Smoking / Tobacco Free Policy

In compliance with the Smoke Free Illinois Act, Lewis University is primarily a smoke-free/tobacco-free campus.  Specifically:

  • Use of tobacco or tobacco products is prohibited in all University buildings, including the use of electronic cigarettes (or other products identified below in definition).
  • Smoking and use of other tobacco products is only permitted in designated outdoor smoking areas.
  • Use of tobacco in University-owned or leased vehicles is prohibited.
  • No designated smoking areas will be within twenty-five (25) feet of building entrances.
  • No smoking or use of tobacco while operating university owned, leased or rented equipment.

Definition: For the purposes of this policy, “tobacco” includes any lit or unlit cigarette (clove, bidis, kreteks), e-cigarettes, cigars, cigarellos, pipes, hookah products; and any other smoking product; and any smokeless, spit or spit less, dissolvable, or inhaled tobacco products, included but not limited to dip, chew, snuff or snus, in any form (orb, sticks, strips, pellet, etc); and all nicotine delivery devices that are not FDA-approved as cessation products.

Please note that the use of tobacco is allowed during authorized breaks/lunches at designated outside locations ONLY —all of which are at least twenty-five (25) feet from building entrances.

Failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal of employment.

Amended: 05/07/07, 4/11/13, 11/26/13

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