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Policy 4.113
Tobacco Free Environment

Responsible Official: VP for Human Resources
Administering Division/Department: Health and Safety
Effective Date: January 01, 2012
Last Revision: July 31, 2018

Policy Sections:


Emory University recognizes the serious health implications of both direct use of tobacco products and indirect exposure to the use of tobacco products. In order to create an atmosphere that is consistent with Emory’s mission and commitment to improve the health and wellness of members of the Emory community, Emory University and Emory Healthcare (collectively “Emory”) prohibit the use or sale of tobacco products in or on Emory owned or Emory leased property effective January 1, 2012.

Policy Details

Effective January 1, 2012, the use of tobacco products is prohibited in or on all Emory property. 


Compliance with this policy is the responsibility of all members of the Emory community. Members of the Emory community (faculty, administrators, management, staff, and students) are invited to assist in the implementation of this policy by respectfully informing tobacco users of this policy.

 Repeated violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct, Emory Human Resources Policies and Procedures, or other applicable Emory regulations or policies. Emory visitors are expected to comply with Emory’s tobacco free environment.

 Emory’s Commitment to the Community

 Emory University and Emory Healthcare are committed to assisting members of the Emory community in tobacco cessation. Emory recognizes that quitting tobacco use can be a significant personal challenge, and that tobacco-cessation programs are an integral component in implementing this policy.  A complete listing of these resources is on the tobacco-free initiative web site, under How to Quit at www.tobaccofree.emory.edu.


For the purpose of the policy, the following words and phrases shall mean:

A.    Tobacco Products: Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any other smoking devices that use tobacco such as hookahs, or simulate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes. 

B.     Emory Property:

a)      All interior space owned, rented, or leased by Emory;

b)      All outside property or grounds owned or wholly leased by Emory, including parking areas – this applies to private vehicles while they are on Emory property and Emory vehicles

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Contact Information

Tobacco-Free Environment  Michael Staufacker  404-727-5833  mstaufa@emory.edu 

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