The tobacco-free policy is a community health initiative. We are all responsible for implementing and enforcing this policy. It is important that we all work to promote good health and support an environment free of tobacco.
Ultimately, our hope is to achieve voluntary compliance with the tobacco-free policy, aided by community enforcement of its terms. There are clear challenges associated with the enforcement of this policy; however, similar to all university policies, we each have a responsibility to comply. While not preferred, if necessary, disciplinary actions for violations, tailored to each constituency within the community, may be implemented. The university has worked with Student and Faculty/Staff committees from throughout the university to ensure that input from each of these groups regarding obstacles and solutions was taken into account before policy implementation.