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In accordance with the Georgia Smoke Free Air Act of 2005, the City of Savannah Smoke-Free Air Ordinance of 2010, and the Chatham County Smoke-Free Ordinance of 2012, this policy reinforces the University’s commitment to provide a safe and amicable workplace for all employees. The goal of the policy is to preserve and improve the health, comfort and environment of students, employees and any persons occupying our campus.
The use of tobacco is prohibited in all portions of the campus that are owned and leased (short-term or long-term) by the University. This includes, but is not limited to, all buildings, outdoor areas, parking lots, and the Armstrong Center. The use of tobacco products is prohibited in all private and public vehicles.
All uses of tobacco products of any kind are prohibited by this policy. This includes, but is not limited to, smoking, chewing, and dipping any of the products listed above. This policy prohibits any advertising, sale, or free sampling of tobacco products on University property unless specifically stated for research purposes.
This policy applies to all persons who enter the areas described above, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, contractors and their subcontractors and employees, spectators, and visitors. All events hosted by the University shall be tobacco-free. All events hosted by outside groups on the University’s campus shall be tobacco-free.
Faculty and staff who violate this policy may be subject to corrective action in accordance with the Armstrong State University Employee Handbook. Students who violate this policy may be subject to corrective action in accordance with the Student Conduct Code. Other persons who violate this policy may be asked to discontinue their use of tobacco on campus or to leave the campus.
The overall enforcement and authority of this is a shared community responsibility, which means all students, faculty, and staff share in the responsibility to help keep the campus tobacco-free. The University shall cause appropriate signage to be placed throughout campus to inform persons entering the campus that it is a tobacco-free campus.
Smoking cessation classes are continuously offered by Armstrong's Department of Recreation and Wellness. Information on the classes can be found on Armstrong’s Tobacco-Free Campus webpage. Resources for Tobacco Cessation offered by the USG can be found on the USG’s Workplace Wellness webpage