Yes. The study shows that the majority of students and the majority of employees support going entirely smoke-free. Nearly 70 percent of respondents to a survey of St. Scholastica students, faculty and staff are in support, including about one-quarter of smokers.
The CSS tobacco-free policy defines tobacco products as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products. Smoking tobacco is defined as the burning of any type of lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or any other smoking equipment, whether filled with tobacco or any other type of material. Smokeless tobacco products are defined as snuff, chewing tobacco, dissolvable tobacco, smokeless pouches or other forms of loose leaf tobacco.
No. Smokeless tobacco is not allowed under the tobacco free policy.
It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff and students in the College to contribute to an environment that is free of tobacco. Should violations of this policy occur, the student or employee shall be informed of the CSS Tobacco Use Policy [link to official policy page]. Should that person continue to violate the policy, the aggrieved party should contact the appropriate office; for College employees, that person's immediate supervisor; for students, to the Office of Student Affairs; and for those not associated with the College, Campus Security.
No. This policy would apply to everyone. There will abundant and visible campus signage regarding the policy.
A designated smoking shelter or selecting areas that would allow smoking (such as in designated parking lots) would still result in mess cleanup associated with smoking and there would still be secondhand smoke.
This policy does not force people to quit smoking.
This policy does not apply to specific activities used in connection with the practice of cultural activities by the American Indians that are in accordance with the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, 42 USC, sections 1996 and 1996a. All ceremonial use exceptions must be approved in advance by the Facilities Services Department.
Yes. Visit the cessation services page for more information.