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 Tobacco-Free Policy Definitions


For the purposes of the Tobacco-Free Policy, the following definitions apply:


Electronic Smoking and Vaping Devices - a cigarette-shaped device containing a nicotine-based liquid that is vaporized and inhaled, used to simulate the experience of smoking tobacco.

Secondhand Smoke - a mixture of smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, pipe, beedi, kretek, water pipe , bong and hookah, and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers.

Smoking – burning any type of matter or substance that contains tobacco including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, beedies, kreteks, water pipes, bongs, and hookahs.

Tobacco - is defined as all tobacco and tobacco-derived products intended for human consumption, including, but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, hookah-smoked products, clove cigarettes, bidis, kreteks, smokeless tobacco and snus. This definition does not include any product that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for sale as a tobacco use cessation product.

University-managed property – property or facilities either owned, leased or controlled by the University or its related entities.

University Organizations – University organizations are institutionalized organizations for students and/or staff that receive funding directly from the University, and which are coordinated or directed by University staff. Affiliate organizations include those societies, clubs or the like which are formed because of the special interest of any particular group of students.

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