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West Lafayette Campus Policies

Smoke Free West Lafayette Campus (WL-5)

Volume WL: West Lafayette
Chapter: N/A
Responsible Executive: Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer
Responsible Office: Environmental Health and Public Safety
Date Issued: August 1, 2005
Date Last Revised: November 18, 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Statement of Policy
Reason for This Policy
Individuals and Entities Affected by This Policy
Who Should Know This Policy
Exclusions
Website Address for This Policy
Contacts
Definitions
Responsibilities
Procedures
Related Documents, Forms, and Tools
History and Updates
Appendices

STATEMENT OF POLICY

Smoking is prohibited on the West Lafayette Campus, except in designated smoking areas. Smoking is also prohibited in all vehicles owned or leased by Purdue University both on and off the campus. Smoking is permitted inside privately owned, closed vehicles. The designation of smoking areas on the West Lafayette Campus may be granted only by the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer, who may rescind such designations at any time.

When a university employee, student, or visitor enters the West Lafayette Campus, any Smoking Material shall be extinguished and disposed of in an appropriate receptacle at the perimeter of the West Lafayette Campus.

The sale, distribution, sampling, or advertisement of all tobacco products is prohibited on the West Lafayette Campus and at Purdue University-sponsored events.

This policy supersedes any smoking regulations and prohibitions referenced in any other policies or executive memoranda.

REASON FOR THIS POLICY

Secondhand Smoke is identified as a Group A carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) under the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) carcinogen assessment guidelines. It has been shown to cause heart disease, cancer, respiratory problems, and eye and nasal irritation. Secondhand Smoke also causes premature death in nonsmokers and is a preventable health risk.

The EPA has determined there is no safe exposure level to Secondhand Smoke. It is the purpose of this policy to minimize exposure to Secondhand Smoke for all persons on the West Lafayette campus.

INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES AFFECTED BY THIS POLICY

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Purdue University West Lafayette.

WHO SHOULD KNOW THIS POLICY

President
Provost
Vice Presidents
Deans and Directors
Department Heads and Chairs
Staff
Faculty
Students
Contract Employees
Campus Visitors

EXCLUSIONS

Smoking is permitted inside privately owned, closed vehicles.

WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR THIS POLICY

www.purdue.edu/policies/west-lafayette/wl-5.html

CONTACTS

Subject Contact Telephone E-mail/Web Address
Policy Clarification Environmental Health and Public Safety (765) 494-7504 ehps@purdue.edu
Concerns Regarding Violations Environmental Health and Public Safety (765) 494-7504 ehps@purdue.edu
Signage

Buildings and Grounds (765) 494-7329
Smoking Cessation Assistance WorkLife Programs (765) 496-6334 worklife@purdue.edu
Student Wellness Office (765) 494-9355 swo@purdue.edu
Tobacco Users Cessation Hotline (765) 494-6342
Tobacco Free Partnership of Tippecanoe County (led by the School of Nursing) (765) 494-4012 www.tobaccofreetippecanoe.org
Indiana Tobacco Quitline (800) QUIT-NOW

DEFINITIONS

Smoking Material
Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or any other device used to burn tobacco or other like substances.

Secondhand Smoke
A mixture of smoke exhaled into the air and smoke emitted into the air from a lit cigarette, cigar, or pipe.

University Facilities
Any building, structure, improved or unimproved land, or any part of any such building, structure, or land, which is owned, used, or occupied by Purdue University West Lafayette. This includes university residences, partially enclosed structures such as parking garages, stadiums, and other outdoor arenas and entertainment venues where members of the general public assemble to witness entertainment events, and any part of any such building or structure.

West Lafayette Campus
All University Facilities and any improved or unimproved lands owned or leased by Purdue University West Lafayette including, but not limited to, parking lots, athletic fields, golf courses, tennis courts, parks, playgrounds, the airfield, the gravel pit, and service or maintenance grounds. This term is meant to encompass the entire campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

RESPONSIBILITIES

All Members of the Purdue University West Lafayette Community
Observe the provisions of this policy and share responsibility for compliance.

Deans, Directors, Chairs, and Department Heads
Enforce this policy and use existing disciplinary policies as appropriate in the event of noncompliance.

PROCEDURES

Appropriate signage prohibiting smoking will be added to new and existing areas on the West Lafayette Campus, including in university vehicles. Requests for additional signage may be made using the appropriate contact listed in this policy.

Those seeking to quit smoking may find smoking cessation assistance through the University's WorkLife Programs, Student Wellness Office, and the Tobacco Free Partnership of Tippecanoe County (led by Purdue's School of Nursing).

Concerns regarding violations of this policy will be reviewed using the Smoke Free Campus Concern Form, which provides a process for resolution.

RELATED DOCUMENTS, FORMS, AND TOOLS

Regulations Governing the Use and Assignment of University Facilities (IV.B.1):
www.purdue.edu/policies/facilities-safety/ivb1.html

Smoke Free Campus Website:
www.purdue.edu/physicalfacilities/smokefree/

Smoke Free Campus Concern Form:
www.purdue.edu/physicalfacilities/smokefree/concern_form.htm

HISTORY AND UPDATES

November 18, 2011: Policy number changed to WL-5 (formerly I.4.2) and website address updated.

July 1, 2010: Extensive revisions to the wording of the policy made, including the policy title (formerly the “University Non-Smoking Policy”), and defined smoking areas removed with authority to designate smoking areas granted to Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer.

August 1, 2005: Supersedes Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer Memorandum No. A-31, dated February 15, 1991. Provides procedures for policy I.4.1, Regulations Governing the Use and Assignment of University Facilities.

APPENDICES

There are no appendices to this policy.