Syracuse University is implementing a smoke- and tobacco-free policy across the campus effective July 1. This is the school’s latest effort to provide the safest environment for students and faculty. This ban prohibits the use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, both indoors and outdoors. The ban is campus-wide and spreads as far as the Whitman School of Management and other campus properties, such as Syracuse Stage. While the ban does not currently extend to the Carrier Dome, it will be phased in by 2017.
Syracuse University joins more than a thousand colleges across the country that are smoke- and tobacco-free. This policy comes from the university’s Campus Sustainability Committee and its research about the school’s population and tobacco bans. Based on a campus survey, the University has decided to ban all smoke and tobacco in an effort to provide a healthy, productive and respectful environment.