Smoking in University Facilities
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, Florida Atlantic University is a Tobacco Free University
The Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (Florida Statue 386, Part II) was revised by the State Legislature in 2003. The revised law specifically forbids smoking in government buildings, educational facilities and recreational facilities.
“Smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, or pipe or any other lighted or heated tobacco or plant product, including marijuana, intended for inhalation in any manner or form. “Smoking” also includes the use of an e-cigarette that creates a vapor, in any manner or in any form, or the use of any oral smoking device for the purpose of circumventing the prohibition of smoking in this Policy.
“Tobacco Products” means all forms of tobacco, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookah), e-cigarettes (any device intended to simulate smoking), and the variety of smokeless tobacco products.
To meet this statutory requirement smoking will not be permitted in any University facility, specifically including university classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, dining facilities, elevators, hallways, lobbies and restrooms. Receptacles for smoking are located outside most building entrances and the University encourages their use in order to maintain a clean outdoor environment.
Questions regarding public service policies should be directed to Dawn Smith, Assistant Dean, Public Services.