Tobacco-free IU
Promoting a healthy tobacco-free environment for students, employees, and visitors

Did you know?

Smokers often mention stress as one of the reasons for going back to smoking. Stress is a part of all of our lives, smokers and nonsmokers alike. The difference is that smokers have come to use nicotine to help cope with stress. When quitting, you have to learn new ways of handling stress.
- American Cancer Society


Tobacco-free IU Bloomington

Bloomington Campus
Tobacco Policy

This is now a University Policy.

Questions regarding the policy
Faculty: Dean of Faculties, 855-2809
Staff and Hourly Employees: University Human Resource Services, 856-6047 or
Students: Office of Student Affairs, 855-8187

In order to promote the health and well-being of employees, students, and other constituents, Indiana University has mandated that all campuses be smoke-free. The following IU Bloomington campus policy is in response to this University-wide policy requirement and is aimed at providing a healthier work and learning environment for our entire campus community.

Effective January 1, 2008

The use or sale of tobacco and tobacco products is prohibited on university-owned, -operated, or -leased property.

The use or sale of tobacco and tobacco products is prohibited in university-owned, -operated, or -leased vehicles.

The use of tobacco products is permitted in privately owned vehicles.

Exceptions for the use of tobacco products near student resident facilities and the IMU conference center may be granted by the Provost.

Enforcement of this policy will depend on the cooperation of all faculty, staff, and students not only to comply with the policy, but also to encourage others to comply, in order to promote a healthy environment in which to work, study, and live.

Violations of the policy should be referred to the appropriate administrative office for review and action: for academic employees, the Dean of Faculties; for staff, University Human Resources; and for students, the Office of the Dean of Students.

Information about this policy should be incorporated into appropriate student, employee, and community newsletters and announcements from Fall 2007 through the effective date. The university will make a concerted effort to inform and educate students, employees, visitors, alumni, and the general Bloomington community about the policy.

From Fall 2007, through 2008, smoking cessation programs will be available to all employees and students at little or no cost to participants.

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Page updated: 6 November 2007
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