Return to: Section VIII: Health/Safety Policies & Procedures
Hunter College Tobacco-Free Policy
In accordance with CUNY policy, effective September 2012, smoking and tobacco use will be prohibited in all areas that comprise Hunter College. This includes indoor locations as well as outdoor locations such as entrances and exits to buildings, outdoor terraces and parking lots. Furthermore, vehicles that are owned, leased or operated by Hunter College are also included in this policy. There is no sale of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, chewing or pipe tobacco at any facility, location or vending machine owned, leased, operated or maintained by Hunter College or its contractors.
Hunter College respects an individual’s choice to use tobacco; however, in accordance with CUNY policy we must restrict and discourage tobacco use on college property. We are looking forward to working with our neighbors and internal constituents to create a tobacco-free campus out of respect for others and the environment.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York approved The CUNY Revised Tobacco Policy on January 24, 2011. This revised tobacco policy updates, expands and supersedes the policy previously enacted effective January 1, 1995, which prohibited smoking inside all facilities, including vehicles operated by the University. The new CUNY policy on tobacco use reads:
Effective no later than September 4, 2012, the following shall be prohibited at The City University of New York:
- the use of tobacco on all grounds and facilities under CUNY jurisdiction, including indoor locations and outdoor locations such as playing fields, entrances and exits to buildings, and parking lots;
- tobacco industry promotions, advertising, marketing and distribution of marketing materials on campus properties; and
- tobacco industry sponsorship of athletic events and atheletes.