|Student Affairs, Judicial Affairs, Health Center, Counseling Center, EAP|
September 1, 2015
The New York State Clean Indoor Act of July 24, 2003 amended Public Health Law Article 13-E (Regulation of Smoking in Certain Public Areas) and encourages every employer in the State to provide smoke-free work areas for all employees in the workplace.
Effective implementation of this policy depends on the courtesy, respect, and cooperation of all members of the SUNY Fredonia community.
SUNY Fredonia supports an environment where its students, employees, and visitors do not smoke or use other tobacco products, and are not exposed to those who do. Therefore, SUNY Fredonia strongly encourages that students, faculty, staff and visitors refrain from smoking and the use of other tobacco products while on all University-managed property, both indoors and outdoors. This includes any vehicle owned or leased by the University.
The person with direct supervision of an area is responsible for encouraging compliance with the policy.
● Visitors/Guests: In the event of non-compliance, University Police may be notified and take appropriate action.
With regard to the Tobacco Free Campus Policy, it is the responsibility of all members of the University community to encourage full compliance this Tobacco-Free Policy and to remind others of their responsibility. Complaints relating to the implementation of this policy should be referred to the appropriate department head. If a resolution cannot be reached by the department/division head, the matter should be referred to the appropriate campus office which may be Human Resource (employees), the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs (students) or Facilities Planning (contractors).
Visitors must observe this Tobacco-Free Policy. Department heads, building coordinators, sponsors/hosts of University events are responsible for visitors’ compliance with the University’s Tobacco-Free Policy. Visitors who smoke will be requested to extinguish the cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc. and will be asked to fully conform to the policy. Refusal to do so may constitute a violation of university prevailing policy and may result in removal from or denial of re-admittance to the building or event.
|Background||SUNY Fredonia cares deeply about the health of all its members and as an employer and an institution of higher education, the College is committed to providing a safe working, living and educational environment. Tobacco use is inconsistent with the Campus culture of wellness.|
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|Related Procedures||● All designated smoking areas will be eliminated.|
● All ash receptacles will be removed.
● New “Tobacco-Free” signs will be placed at various locations on campus and inside of University-owned vehicles.
● The sale of tobacco products on campus is prohibited. This includes the delivery of tobacco products to the campus by means of a delivery service of any kind.
● The free distribution of tobacco products to University organizations is prohibited.
● University organizations and affiliated organizations are prohibited from accepting money or gifts from tobacco companies, directly or indirectly. This includes sponsorship of parties by tobacco companies, distribution of free, reduced, or full price tobacco products, or any promotional items. This does not apply to research funding.
● Tobacco-related advertising or sponsorship is not permitted on/in:
● University-managed property, including billboards or signage in stadiums or on campus, and at University-sponsored events.
● Publications produced by the University.
● Tobacco-related advertising is permitted in a newspaper or magazine not produced by the University and which is lawfully sold, bought, or distributed on University-managed property; this includes student-run newspapers.
This policy shall be:
● Included with orientation information given to all enrolled students.
● Communicated to all prospective hires, students, vendors and contractors.
● Communicated to newly hired employees in the New Employee Orientation.
● Announced in various University publications and sites.
● Distributed to all managers and supervisors for distribution to employees.
● Distributed to all event sponsors.
Support and Education
The University understands the addictive nature of smoking and use of tobacco products, and the reality that breaking the habit is extremely difficult for many people. The University will make every effort to assist and encourage those who wish to stop using tobacco products and will offer various educational and cessation programs. Employees should contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) office for more information and assistance with cessation. Students should contact the Counseling Center for more information and assistance with cessation.
|Related Links||New York State Smoker’s Quitline|
American Cancer Society
101 John James Audobon Parkway
Amherst, NY 14228
American Lung Association
766 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Erie County Health Department
95 Franklin Street, Room 979
Buffalo, NY 14202
Brooks Memorial Hospital
Secondhand Smoke - a mixture of smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, pipe, beedi, kretek, water pipe, bong and hookah, and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers.