The purpose of this policy is to protect the health and welfare of university students, faculty, staff and visitors by prohibiting smoking and the use of tobacco products, including Electronic Smoking Devices ( ESDs), on university property and to encourage a healthier, more productive living/learning environment for all members of our campus communities.
The Smoke, Vaping, and Tobacco-Free Policy applies to all students, faculty, staff and visitors on university property, including physical facilities, real property and vehicles (owned or leased) regardless of location. Definitions
University of the Pacific is committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment for the students, faculty, staff and visitors on its campuses, and therefore all forms of smoking, vaping and tobacco use are strictly prohibited at all times on all University Property.
Promotion and Sale of Smoking, Vaping, and Tobacco Products Prohibited on all University of the Pacific Campuses.
No tobacco-, vaping- or smoking-related advertising or sponsorship shall be permitted on University of the Pacific property, at University of the Pacific-sponsored events, or in digital or print publications, or other forms of media produced. by the University of Pacific, with the exception of advertising in a newspaper or magazine that is not produced by the University of the Pacific and which is lawfully sold, bought, or distributed on University of the Pacific property. For the purposes of this policy, "tobacco-, vaping- or smoking-related" applies to the use of a tobacco or vaping brand or corporate name, trademark, logo, symbol, or motto, selling message, recognizable pattern or colors, or any other indicia of product identical to or similar to, or identifiable with, those used for any brand of tobacco, vaping or smoking products or company which manufactures tobacco products, vaping products, or smoking products. No smoking products, vaping, tobacco products, or tobacco paraphernalia shall be sold or distributed as samples on university grounds
Dissemination of Policy; Signage
Notice of this policy shall be distributed to all faculty and staff and shall be included with information given to all admitted students. Information about the policy and how to comply with it shall also be posted on the University of the Pacific website. Signs prohibiting smoking, vaping, and the use of tobacco products shall be posted at all points of entry to University of the Pacific's campuses and at all University of the Pacific's building entrances. Transition Period
This policy will become effective 60 days after its approval to give people and vapers time to adapt to its restrictions and to facilitate a smooth transition to a smoking, vaping, and tobacco free environment. On-site smoking cessation programs shall be made available to assist and encourage individuals who wish to quit smoking. Questions and problems regarding this policy should be handled through existing departmental administrative channels and administrative procedures. Violations
All members of the university community share in the responsibility of adhering to and enforcing this policy. The success of this policy depends upon the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of those who smoke and those who do not. Informational rather than punitive enforcement is the intent of this policy. However, repeated violations of this policy may result in intervention by the Department of Public Safety, discipline by the supervisor in the case of an employee, or discipline by the applicable student discipline office in the case of a student.
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