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SDSU has been a smoke-and-tobacco-free campus since Jan. 1, 2014 SDSU has been a smoke-and-tobacco-free campus since Jan. 1, 2014
 


SDSU Remains Smoke Free

Smoke Free SDSU is a socially-enforced policy that affects all facilities owned and operated by the university or its auxiliaries.
By Beth Chee
 

San Diego State University has been a smoke-and-tobacco-free campus since Jan. 1, 2014, but there are still several areas on campus where students, faculty and staff continue to smoke.

The university has contracted with Elite Security in an effort to increase awareness of the smoking ban. Beginning Jan. 21, when the spring semester officially begins, Elite employees will be patrolling problem smoking areas across campus, educating those found smoking about the policy and the benefits of a smoke free campus.

Smoke Free SDSU is a socially-enforced policy that affects all facilities owned and operated by the university or its auxiliaries.

Campus resources

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.

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 the campus 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.