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SDSU Goes Smoke Free

An announcement was made today informing the SDSU community that SDSU will be smoke-and tobacco-free as of Jan. 1.
A memo was sent out to today informing all SDSU faculty, staff and students that SDSU will become a fully smoke-and tobacco-free campus as of Jan. 1, 2014.

TO: All SDSU Faculty, Staff and Students
FROM: Tom McCarron, Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs
SUBJECT: Campus Implementation of Smoke-and Tobacco-Free Policy

As recommended by the University Senate, San Diego State University will be a fully smoke-and tobacco-free campus, in accordance with adoption of the policy on Jan. 1, 2014.

A smoke-and tobacco-free campus will contribute positively to the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

People wishing to address their own personal smoking habits can find information on health and safety related to smoking, as well as cessation programs on the university’s smoking policy website smokefree.sdsu.edu.

Areas on campus currently designated as smoking locations will no longer exist as such. Ashtrays will soon be removed and signage will soon be installed across campus reflecting that SDSU is now a smoke-free campus, including any and all facilities owned and operated by the university or its auxiliaries.

It is the expectation that the SDSU community will come together and practice “social enforcement,” which refers to the establishment of a broadly shared norm and value within our community. Members of the SDSU community will maintain the no smoking policy by engaging in direct, honest and supportive communication.

SDSU will neither encourage nor tolerate hostile interpersonal conduct related to the enforcement of this policy. If you encounter an employee who violates the policy and disregards your requests for them to stop, you should contact the Director’s Office at the Center for Human Resources by calling
(619) 594-8323 or smoke-free@sdsu.edu. Recurring student violations of the policy should be reported to Lee Mintz at the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, (619) 594-3069 or lmintz@mail.sdsu.edu.

Thank you in advance for your support to create a healthier environment at San Diego State University.
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