Smoking Policy Update

The University of Connecticut at the Storrs and Regional Campuses recently adopted a new smoking policy. This policy helps to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of our employees, students, and visitors.

Consistent with the General Rules of Conduct and Connecticut Laws, this policy prohibits smoking (including, but not limited to, tobacco and e-cigarettes) in all University owned or leased buildings, facilities and vehicles. Additionally, smoking is now banned within 25 feet of all campus buildings, including residence halls.

Planning, Architectural and Engineering Services (PAES) will be coordinating the installation of signage outside of building entry ways. Additionally, Facilities Operations & Building Services will be removing and relocating ash receptacles where appropriate.

The full policy, including information on how to address non-compliance, is available at: http://policy.uconn.edu/?p=1038. We ask that managers who supervise employees with limited computer access please post the smoking policy in a common area.

Questions on the implementation of this policy, such as signage and the relocation of ash receptacles should be directed to the Office of Audit, Compliance & Ethics at (860) 486-4805.

For more information, contact: Terri Dominguez at (860) 486-0981.

 


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