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W. Tobacco-Free Campus

In keeping with Oklahoma City University’s commitment to provide a safe and healthy academic and work environment, the University maintains a tobacco-free campus. This Policy applies to all property (both the interior and exterior of such property) owned, operated, or managed by the University, including all buildings, facilities, and grounds.

Such premises include, but are not limited to, University housing (e.g., dormitories and apartments), athletic facilities, parking structures and lots, offices, classrooms, restrooms, hallways, stairwells, driveways, sidewalks, and lawns. This Policy also applies to vehicles owned or leased by the University, or under University control, as well as at any off-property worksite-sponsored meeting or event.

The University prohibits all tobacco possession and use of any kind in accordance with this Policy. This prohibition includes smoking, carrying, or possessing a lighted tobacco product; using or administering any nasal or oral use of any tobacco product by chewing, dipping, vaping, or inhaling; littering the campus with remains of tobacco products; and any form of manufacturing, distributing, or consuming any tobacco product or simulated tobacco product.

Prohibited tobacco products include, but are not limited to: cigars, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigarillos, pipes, hookahs, dip/chew, orbs, strips, sticks, snus, snuffs, electronic devices/vapors, vaping products, smokeless pouches, all smokeless or loose-leaf tobacco, and any other nicotine delivery systems or products not expressly permitted below. The University further prohibits selling, advertising, or participating in services that promote tobacco use.

Notwithstanding the preceding list of prohibited tobacco products, this Policy does not prohibit persons over the age of 21 from possessing or using the approved prescription or over-the-counter nicotine replacement products

Violations of this Policy will be dealt with in accordance with disciplinary procedures provided for in the respective Faculty, Staff, or Student Handbooks. In the absence of such procedures, University administrators and supervisors will be responsible for implementing appropriate measures to address specific issues that constitute violations of this Policy.

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