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WHAT
Beginning August 1, 2014, smoking, and the use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaporizers, will be prohibited on all university property, either owned or leased.  Prohibited:

  • Smoking (Cigarettes, cigars, etc.)
  • Tobacco products (chew, dip, spitless, etc.)
  • Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers1

It is important to note that the policy includes parking lots, sidewalks and all university leased or owned vehicles.  Public rights-of-way are NOT included and therefore are places where tobacco products may be used, such as sidewalks on St. Charles Avenue, Freret, Willow Broadway, and Claiborne Avenue adjacent to Tulane's Uptown Campus.

WHY
Tobacco is an important issue for all those on campus, whether they are students, faculty and staff or visitors. While one-third of college students have experimented with cigarettes2 , those who have not are also negatively affected through second and third-hand smoke exposure. Because of the toll tobacco takes on the health and well-being of our community, Tulane is joining schools and universities across the nation in taking a stand against tobacco use and nicotine dependence by implementing a 100% tobacco-free campus policy for all university owned properties.

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER…
As part of the Tulane community, we can all help in successfully implementing this policy, which is a benefit to both smokers and non-smokers alike. Just by following the policy guidelines as well as spreading the word and helping others understand the policy, we can bring healthier air to all.  

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1Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are prohibited in this policy as they are nicotine containing devices that are not approved by the FDA as cessation devices. For consistency and enforcement purposes, electronic cigarettes and vaporizers that do not include nicotine are prohibited in this policy as well.
2 American College Health Association. (ACHA). (2013). National College Health Assessment II  (NCHA-II).  http://www.acha-ncha.org/docs/ACHA-NCHA-II_ReferenceGroup_ExecutiveSummary_Spring2013.pdf

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