Northern Michigan University
UNIVERSITY POLICY PERTAINING TO SMOKING AND TOBACCO USE

INITIATED: April 5, 1999

APPROVED: July 26, 2006
UPDATED: February 27, 2008

PURPOSE

To establish policy pertaining to the prohibition of smoking and tobacco use.

APPLICABILITY

All faculty, staff, students, visitors and customers.

POLICY

It is the policy of Northern Michigan University that smoking or the use of tobacco products is not permitted in any facility or vehicle owned, operated, or under the control of Northern Michigan University.

Exceptions to this policy include designated areas identified by “Smoking Permitted” or “Tobacco Use Permitted” signs.

All designated areas shall be separately ventilated to exhaust the breathable vapors of tobacco use or smoke directly to the outside of the facility in which the designated smoking area is located and to prevent the infiltration of smoke or tobacco use vapors into any other area of the same facility.  Areas which are used jointly by smokers and nonsmokers shall not be designated for smoking or tobacco use.

The sale of tobacco products in any facility or on any property owned, operated, or under the control of Northern Michigan University is prohibited.

Smoking and/or the use of tobacco products will be permitted for research or educational purposes approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Smoking shall also be permitted for religious ritual or religious ceremonial purposes in places rented or approved for religious activities.

Possession of a tobacco product is not prohibited by this policy.

REFERENCES

None.

INITIATING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Human Resources, ext. 2330/Finance and Administration

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