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Tobacco Use


The United States Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency have determined the following:

  • Breathing secondary smoke causes various diseases and allergic reactions in healthy non-smokers.
  • Separating smokers and non-smokers within the same air space does not eliminate exposure to environmental tobacco smoke for non-smokers.
  • Tobacco smoke and secondary tobacco smoke are Class A carcinogens.

To promote a safe, healthy, and pleasant environment for employees, students, and visitors, Texas State University has instituted a tobacco-free policy UPPS-04.05.02.


TOBACCO POLICY

Smoking and the use of tobacco is prohibited on all University property including: all buildings, and vehicles, regardless of location or ownership; all outdoor grounds including athletic and recreational fields, golf course, parking garages and lots, Sewell Park, University Camp, and Freeman Ranch; and all outdoor stadia and grandstands for athletic and recreational fields.


Revised May 2011
Reviewed November 2014