University Smoke Free Campus Policy
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Purpose of the Policy
The purpose of this policy is to comply with the New York City Smoke-Free Air Act, as amended, and New York State Public Health Law Article 13-E, and to assist in the creation of a healthful and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, administrators, staff visitors, and any other members of the New York University (“NYU”, or “the University”) community.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All students, faculty, staff or visitors who enter any property owned or controlled by the University.
Consistent with NYU’s responsibilities under the New York City Smoke-Free Air Act, as amended, the New York State Public Health Law Article 13-E, and the University’s goal of creating a healthful and comfortable environment for all members of its community, smoking, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and use of electronic cigarettes, is prohibited at all times on the University campus, including in all of its buildings, residence halls and their grounds, clinics, laboratories, classrooms, private offices, balconies, plazas, vestibules, loading docks, and on any other campus property, as well as within close proximity to or causing the obstruction of any building entrance, covered walkway or ventilation system.
Signs will be posted at each building’s entrances and displayed in prominent, visible areas to inform all individuals entering or occupying NYU property that smoking is prohibited.
This success of policy depends on the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of smokers and non-smokers. It is the responsibility of all members of the University community to comply with this policy.
Conflicts among employees related to smoking should be brought to the attention of the appropriate supervisory personnel and, if necessary, referred to the Human Resources Officer for the respective unit. Conflicts among students should be referred to the Judicial Affairs Office for Student Affairs or if the conflict occurs outside of business hours, the conflict should be referred to the NYU Division of Public Safety. Members of the NYU community alleged to be smoking in University facilities or on University property in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action through the applicable process. Students alleged to be violating the policy are subject to disciplinary action through the appropriate student judicial process. Visitors, including vendors, contractors and any service providers, will be subject to whatever remedies are available to the University.
In accordance with the applicable law and NYU policy, any individual can voice objections to smoke that gathers in any smoke-free area without fear of retaliation.
1. Dates of official enactment and amendments: June 1, 2014
2. History: This Policy Supersedes the Smoke Free Policy dated September 1, 2010
3. Cross Reference: N/A