Fr. Privett's Smoking Control Policy Message
Designated Smoke Area Campus Policy Effective Beginning Fall Semester 2008
I. Policy Statement
Smoking (including, but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes, cigars, hookahs and water pipes) is no
longer permitted anywhere within the boundaries of University-owned or leased
property and vehicles with the exception of two designated smoking areas, one on main campus and one on Lone Mountain. The existing
prohibition on the sale and promotion of tobacco products on the campus will
continue. The University will make available smoking cessation programs to
students, staff, and faculty to facilitate the transition to a smoke-free life.
a. State and City Smoking Regulations
February 20th 1991 the University smoking control policy has been in compliance
with state and local laws generally prohibiting smoking in buildings and within
30 feet of building entrances/exits.
b. Paradigm Shift in Public Opinion and
Rejection of Smoking
preponderance of data on the adverse health effects of smoking and second hand
represent a minority of people in the community
states, cities, and universities across the world have begun smoking bans of
promote a safe and healthy learning and work environment for students, staff,
faculty and visitors by reducing the health risks associated with tobacco
protect the rights of the non-smoking community to breathe tobacco smoke-free
a. In recognition of the following public
health facts about smoking and second hand smoke;
smoking is the largest single preventable cause of premature death and
disability in the United
may reduce, but does not eliminate, exposure of non-smokers to second hand
Surgeon General has stated that second hand tobacco smoke is a cause of
disease, including lung cancer, in healthy non-smokers.
b. In recognition of the University's;
mission to educate "the whole person - mind, body and soul" in the
Jesuit Catholic tradition
to distinguish itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community of
high quality scholarship and academic rigor "sustained by a faith that
as a leader by example in the San Francisco Bay Area, joining in solidarity with
leading universities around the state, nation and the world to promote the
health and wellness of its campus community.
to "Educate Minds and Hearts to Change the World."
V. Education and Awareness
implementation of this policy will be augmented by an education and awareness
campaign that may include but not be limited to;
to prospective students and staff/faculty hires.
meetings, postings and e-mail notifications.
in staff/faculty human resources manuals, student Fogcutter handbook, and
appropriate web sites.
campaigns employing classmates and colleagues
smoking cessation programs.
culture of compliance through peer oversight.
signage regarding the smoke-free policy and designated areas will
be posted throughout the campus.
implementation and observance of this policy will be the duty of every student,
staff person, faculty member and visitor on campus.
personnel are responsible for implementation of this policy in their areas and
addressing problems through the existing administrative structure.
violations will be handled through the existing judicial affairs process.
VII. Smoking Cessation Resources
- Provided by the Health Promotion Services - 415-422-5797
- Provided by WellCall