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Cal Poly Pomona

Smoking on Campus

During the past years students expressed serious concerns regarding the safety of individuals exposed to secondhand smoke on the campus. In response to these concerns, the University convened a Task Force representing students, faculty, staff and administrators to review and recommend revisions to the University policy on smoking. This task force recommended revising the policy to prohibit smoking inside and twenty-five feet from all facilities and in all vehicles, which was recently approved. The official policy is available on the web at:
www.csupomona.edu/~policies/Administrative/smoke_free_work_place.html. However, for your convenience a copy of the policy is included in this document. This policy prohibits all methods of smoking including but not limited to e-cigarettes and vaping.


The revised policy prohibits smoking in areas where it may have previously been allowed. Some of these areas are building patios, balconies, roofs, loading docks, exposed building hallways, the Engineering breezeway, the hallways/balconies in Building 94, the Building 3/8 courtyard, the Japanese Garden, the CLA Rose Garden Gazebo, the CLA Building 2nd floor Paseo, the CLA 4th floor patio, the Campus Center, the Campus Center exterior patio dining areas and the Children’s Center.

It is anticipated that people will be courteous to each other and voluntarily comply with this policy when requested to do so. If this informal approach is unsuccessful, individuals may contact supervisors for faculty and staff or the Office of Judicial Affairs for Students.  The Environmental Health & Safety Department is also available for assistance.

This web page contains a copy of this policy, areas where smoking is not prohibited, plans for implementing this policy and information about quitting .

Policy Statement on Smoking

PURPOSE

In recognition of the health hazards that exist from side stream or secondhand smoke and in accordance with Section 19994.31-19994.32 of the Government Code and Section 42356 of Title 5 California Code of Regulations, the policy promoting a smoke-free environment has been revised. This revised policy is effective May 1, 2003

POLICY GUIDELINES

Smoking is prohibited inside and twenty-five feet from all University and auxiliary organization facilities and in all vehicles owned or maintained by the University and auxiliary organizations. The word “facilities” includes but is not limited to exterior stairs, balconies, outside athletic venues, bleacher and row seating for outdoor campus events, building walls, entrances, exits, air intakes, windows, the CLA Rose Garden, Voorhis Park, and the Japanese Garden. Smoking at the Kellogg West Lodge and Conference Center will be in compliance with their current policy and existing laws.

Some examples of areas where this policy prohibits smoking are the Engineering breezeway, hallways/balconies in Building 94, the Building 3/8 courtyard, the CLA Rose Garden Gazebo, CLA 2nd floor Paseo, CLA 4th floor patio, Campus Center, Campus Center exterior patio dining areas and the Children’s Center

Areas where smoking is not prohibited by this policy are the center of the Science/Engineering Quad, open area north of Building 1, grass area near the Rose Garden, grass area southeast of Building 7 near Camphor Lane, patio area northwest of Building 43, Center of the University Union Park, grass area southeast of Building 17, and southwest of Building 48 across Citrus Lane.

Sponsorship of any University activity or event by tobacco product manufacturers and/or the marketing or advertising of tobacco products on the campus is prohibited. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the President or designee.

The University prohibits the sale of tobacco products and requests and recommends that the University’s auxiliary organizations establish and maintain a policy that prohibits the sale of tobacco products on the University campus.

POLICY ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

Deans, directors, and department heads are responsible for the administration of this policy. The Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and the Associate Vice President of Human Resource Services and Risk Programs are available to assist in policy interpretation and to ensure consistent application.

If any of the provisions of this policy are in conflict with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement currently in effect, the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement shall prevail. All other non-conflicting policy provisions will continue in full force and effect.

It is anticipated that people will voluntarily comply with this policy when requested by concerned individuals. If this informal approach is unsuccessful, concerned individuals may contact the Environmental Health & Safety Department for assistance. Repeated or continual violations of this policy by employees will be handled through progressive discipline. Student violators will be subject to CSU student disciplinary procedures established pursuant to Section 41301, Title 5, of the California Code of Regulations.

Areas Where Smoking Is Not Prohibited

The areas where smoking is not prohibited are listed for each of the four campus quadrants below:

Northwest Corner of Campus
  • Open area north of Building 1
  • Grass area southeast of Building 7 near Camphor Lane
  • Center of the Science/Engineering Quad
  • Grass area southeast of Building 17
  • Grass area near the Rose Garden
  • Center of the University Union Park
  • Parking Lot R (Kellogg Mansion)
  • Parking area on Camphor Lane SE of Buildings 4/5
  • Parking Lot J (north and west of Building 46)
  • Area southeast of Building 2
  • Parking Lot M
  • Area west of the Library
  • Parking Lot G
  • Parking Lot C
  • Parking Lot D
  • Parking Lot F
  • Parking Lot L
  • Walkway between Buildings 9 and 15
  • Parking Lot A
  • Mansion Lane sidewalks east of Building 1
  • University Drive sidewalks near the Duck Pond
  • Center of lawn south of Building 20
  • Grassy area between Buildings 58 and 70
  • Center of Building 3 Load Zone
  • Center of concrete area on the south side of Building 2 and 7
  • Lawn area east of Building 26
  • Lawn area between Buildings 22 and 23
  • Area east of Building 71
  • Lawn area south of the Information Booth

Northeast Corner of Campus
  • Building 48 across Citrus Lane
  • Parking Lot N
  • Parking Lot C
  • Parking Lot F
  • Area to the northwest of Facilities Management (parking area)
  • Parking Lot E1
  • Parking Lot E2
  • Area 25 feet around Building 65 (pesticide shed)
  • Parking area in front of the Arabian Horse Center
  • Southwest side of Citrus Lane between Buildings 28 and 115
  • Northwest side of Eucalyptus Lane between Citrus Lane and Red Gum

Southwest Corner of Campus
  • Patio area northwest of Building 43
  • Parking Lot M
  • Area between Buildings 36 and 128
  • Parking Lot G
  • Common areas around Buildings 37, 38, 39 and 25 feet away from all buildings
  • Parking Lot K
  • Parking Lot L

Southeast Corner of Campus
  • Patio area northwest of Building 43
  • Parking Lot N
  • Area around Building 211 (25 feet away from all buildings)
  • Parking Lot P
  • Building 220 east Parking Lot
  • Temple Avenue sidewalk northeast of University Village
  • Open Area between University Village Buildings 2, 8 and 12
  • University Village parking lots
  • Open area between University Village Buildings 15, 17, 20 and 21

Plans for Implementation

The campus began publicizing the smoking policy in January 2004. Additionally, the University has been moving all ashtrays twenty-five feet from buildings and facilities. The posting of signs outside of buildings and facilities started in December 2004. The rectangular signs are approximately 5.5" by 7.5". A full-size copy of the sign is available as Adobe PDF file and can be viewed by clicking the image below. Signs are available at no charge for Environmental Health & Safety at Extension 4697.


No Smoking Sign        

Information About Quitting

Students are encouraged to check with the Student Health Center or their medical care provider for assistance in Quitting. Faculty and Staff should contact their medical care provider. Additionally, some excellent resources are listed below. Please feel free to take advantage of one or more of these support options today and for the rest of your life.