University of North Dakota Tobacco Free Campus Policy
The University of North Dakota tobacco-free campus policy provides a healthy working and learning environment. The purpose of this policy is to reduce harm from secondhand smoke, provide an environment that encourages persons to be tobacco-free, establish a campus culture of wellness, reduce health insurance and health-care costs, and promote a tobacco-free future.
The 2006 US Surgeon General's Report states that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Breathing secondhand smoke for even a short time can be harmful and set processes in motion such as cancer, heart disease, or respiratory conditions.
The University of North Dakota shall be a tobacco-free campus. The use of tobacco is prohibited within university buildings, parking structures, walkways, arenas, in university or state fleet vehicles, and on university owned property, not otherwise leased to another organization. (Certain university-owned properties have been leased to other organizations and, as such, these properties are not covered under this UND policy. Tenants of such properties are encouraged to establish tobacco-free worksite policies for their own employees.) Otherwise, this policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors, and visitors at all UND sites. In support, the University of North Dakota provides comprehensive tobacco cessation and prevention services (see http://und.edu/health-wellness/healthy-und/tobacco-free-und/tobaccocessationoptions.cfm).
Tobacco use includes the possession of any lighted tobacco product, or the use of any oral tobacco product.
It is the responsibility of all members of the campus community, including visitors, to observe this policy.
All administrators, deans, directors, department chairs, and supervisors will communicate the policy to everyone within their areas of responsibility.
The Environmental Health and Safety Office is responsible for determining policy applicability and will answer policy related questions.
It is the responsibility of the University of North Dakota Health & Wellness Hub, Student Health Services, and Work Well (employee wellness program) to provide information regarding tobacco prevention and cessation.
The policy will be communicated to all members of the campus community. Education regarding the University's tobacco-free policy will be included in formal orientation for all incoming students and employees.
Sufficient signage will be posted to inform members of the campus community and its visitors, including contractors and vendors, of the policy.
Compliance with this policy is the shared responsibility and the right of all UND staff, students, and faculty members. The success of this policy will depend upon the courtesy, respect, and cooperation of users and non-users of tobacco products.
To report a policy violation, please contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at 701.777.3341 or make an anonymous report to University Police (http://und.edu/finance-operations/university-police/report-a-crime.cfm)
• Policy on the spiritual use of sage, sweet grass, and cedar http://und.edu/student-life/american-indian-student-services/sage-and-sweetgrass.cfm
• Safety and Loss Control Manual - Indoor Air Quality http://und.edu/finance-operations/environmental-health-and-safety/policies-and-procedures/gerneralsafety.cfm
• North Dakota State Fleet Services Policy Manual http://und.edu/finance-operations/transportation/state-fleet-policy.cfm
UND Environmental Health & Safety Office
3851 Campus Rd. Stop 9031
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Tel: (701) 777-3341
Fax: (701) 777-4132
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://und.edu/finance-operations/environmental-health-and-safety/
UND Student Health Services
100 McCannel Hall
2891 2nd Avenue N Stop 9038
Grand Forks, 58202-9038
Fax: (701)- 777-4835
Email: email@example.com http://und.edu/health-wellness/student-health
UND Work Well
Student Wellness Center
801 Princeton Street Stop 8365
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Fax: (701)-777-6030 http://und.edu/health-wellness/workwell
• American Cancer Society
• American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking Program
• Grand Forks Public Health Department
1.800.QUIT.NOW (1.800.784.8669) http://www.ndhealth.gov/ndquits