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University Smoking Policy

I. Policy Statement

To mitigate well-established health risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke, the California State University Board of Trustees delegated authority to campus presidents to adopt rules regulating smoking on campuses. At California State University, Fullerton, smoking is prohibited in any:

  • Building owned, leased or rented by the University or one of its auxiliaries, whether located on or off campus.

  • Outdoor area (for example a patio, balcony, courtyard or atrium) within 20 feet of any building. Smoking is permitted beyond 20 feet in outdoor areas unless otherwise posted.

  • Vehicle owned, leased or rented by the University or one of the University's auxiliaries.

II. Existing State Guidance & Development Considerations

The State of California prohibits smoking in all public buildings and other enclosed areas of employment. Authority to issue this Policy is based on Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 42356; State of California Executive Order W-42-93; State Government Code Section 19994.31; State Labor Code Section 6404.5; and CSU Executive Order 599.

III. Scope

This Policy applies to all University faculty, staff, students and visitors, as well as the areas noted in Section I above. Smoking is permitted in University-sponsored Theater and Dance productions only if smoking is listed in a script as a required part of a performance. Smoking is permitted in student-authored or student-sponsored scenes, showcases or workshops only if produced as part of the University's Department of Theatre and Dance Season. Entertainment productions and other presentations in the Titan Student Union are not exempt from this Policy; however, the Executive Director of the Associated Students may grant an exemption when smoking is listed in the script as a required part of a performance.

IV. Definitions

"Smoking" is defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other apparatus used to smoke tobacco or any other organic or non-organic material.

V. Implementation

The Office of Environmental Health and Instructional Safety will provide faculty, staff, students and visitors with notice of this Policy through signs, information campaigns or other publications. Supervisors are responsible for informing employees of this Policy.

VI. Accountability

Faculty, staff and students violating this Policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action pursuant to the applicable collective bargaining agreement and/or administrative policies or procedures. Violations should be reported to the appropriate administrator, Environmental Health and Instructional Safety at ext. 7233 or Risk Management at ext. 7346.

This Policy is effective as of April 3, 2003, and supercedes all previous University smoking policies. Contacts for questions regarding this Policy are the Director of Environmental Health and Instructional Safety and the Director of University Risk Management.

Office of the President
California State University, Fullerton
April 3, 2003

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