- The World Health Organization states that there
is no safe level of exposure to second hand smoke.
- Currently, there are over 1,400 colleges and
universities nationwide that have implemented either a smoke free or tobacco
- The American College Health Association has
issued an official statement supporting the creation of a tobacco free
environment on all college campuses.
- Many employers are now screening applicants for
tobacco use and choosing to hire tobacco free employees, potentially limiting
job prospects for our graduates.
- Cigarette butts are the most littered item in
the world. They are not biodegradable
and detract from Flagstaff’s natural beauty.
A tobacco and smoke-free campus policy at Northern Arizona
- Provide a healthy and safe learning and working
environment free from tobacco and second-hand smoke
- Protect the natural environment by reducing air
pollution and litter associated with tobacco use
Northern Arizona University is a tobacco and
- Smoking and the use of all tobacco products, including those
not approved by the FDA for cessation, is prohibited at all facilities and in
vehicles owned, operated or leased by Northern Arizona University. This includes, but is not limited to, the use
of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, hookah, e-hookah, chew, dip, snuff, cigars, pipes,
- Smoking and the use of all tobacco products shall
not be permitted in any enclosed space, including private residential space or
private vehicles on university property.
- Smoking and the use of all tobacco products
shall be prohibited outdoors on all NAU campus properties including parking lots
and athletic facilities.
- This policy applies to all members of the campus
community, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, contractors,
vendors, affiliates, volunteers and visitors to the NAU campus regardless of the purpose for the visit.
- The use of tobacco products in a laboratory and
classroom instruction/experiments. All
research and educational purposes that involve the use of tobacco must be
approved in advance by department head/Dean/Director and must be preceded by
reasonable advance notice.
- Specific activities used in connection with the
practice of cultural activities by American Indians that are in accordance with
the American Indian Religious Freedom Act that allow for use of ceremonial
tobacco. All ceremonial use must be
approved in advance by campus administration.
“Smoking,” means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any
lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe/hookah pipe, vaporizor or other plant
product or derivative, including marijuana, for inhalation.
“E-cigarette” means any electronic oral device,
such as one composed of a heating element, battery, and/or electronic circuit,
which provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substances, and the use or
inhalation which simulates smoking. This
includes devices such as e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, e-hookah and other