Tuesday, November 24, 2015

LIU Brooklyn Campus Goes Tobacco-Free

LIU is committed to providing its students, employees, and visitors with a safe and healthy environment as well as aggressively promoting the values of reason and ethics at the core of higher education. In light of these commitments and the findings of the U.S. Surgeon General that tobacco use and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke are significant health hazards, LIU Brooklyn, after many months of discussion and outreach, has established the following tobacco-free policy, effective January 1, 2016.

The use of any form of tobacco is prohibited anywhere on the property of the LIU Brooklyn campus, including all buildings, private offices, open park areas and green space, University vehicles, playing fields, dormitories, locker rooms, loading docks, storage areas, terraces and garages. This policy covers the use of all tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarette and cigar smoking, chewing and smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, and powdered tobacco. Further, all tobacco promotions, advertising, marketing, sponsorship of events or individuals and distribution are prohibited from campus. This policy applies to anyone who uses the LIU Brooklyn campus, including employees, students, and visitors.

For those who would like to participate in on-campus activities to promote a smoke-free campus, please contact Carole Griffiths (cgriff@liu.edu) or Jolanta Kruszelnicka (Jolanta.Kruszelnicka@liu.edu).

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