Alcorn State University supports a smoke and tobacco free campus as a wellness initiative to protect the health of students, faculty, staff and guests. The current policy supersedes any previous policy and becomes effective July 1, 2018.
Accordingly, Alcorn State University finds and declares that the purposes of this policy are (1) to protect the public health and welfare by prohibiting smoking and tobacco use, including electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices, on any Alcorn State University property; (2) to provide a smoke and tobacco-free work place(3) to encourage a healthier, more productive living/learning environment for all members of our campus community.
Alcorn State University Shall Be Entirely Smoke and Tobacco – Free
The smoke and tobacco – free policy applies to all Alcorn State University facilities, property, and vehicles (owned or leased), regardless of location. Smoking and the use of tobacco products shall not be permitted in any enclosed place, including, but not limited to, offices, classrooms, hallways, waiting rooms, restrooms, meeting rooms, community areas, performance venues and private residential space within ASU. Smoking and the use of tobacco products shall also be prohibited outdoors on all ASU campus property, including, but not limited to, parking lots, paths, fields, sports/recreational areas, and stadiums, as well as in all personal vehicles while on campus. This policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, and other persons on University property, regardless of the purpose for their visit.
Promotion and Sale of Tobacco Products Prohibited at Alcorn State University
In further recognition of the incompatibility of Alcorn State University’s educational mission and the promotion of tobacco products: No tobacco-related advertising or sponsorship shall be permitted on ASU property, at ASU – sponsored events, or in publications produced by ASU, with the exception of advertising in a newspaper or magazine that is not produced by ASU and which is lawfully sold, bought, or distributed on ASU property. For the purposes of this policy, “tobacco related” applies to the use of a tobacco brand or corporate name, trademark, logo, symbol, or motto, selling message, recognizable pattern or colors, or any other characteristics of products identical to or similar to, or identifiable with, those used for any brand of tobacco products or company which manufactures tobacco products. No tobacco products or paraphernalia shall be sold or distributed as samples on university grounds, either in vending machines, the student union, or any other area on campus.