and Tobacco Policy Statement
Purpose and Background
Lock Haven University recognizes that
smoking and tobacco present a health and safety hazard which can
have serious consequences for the University Community and the
safety of Lock Haven University property.
For the purposes of this policy,
"smoking and tobacco" shall mean all uses of tobacco,
including cigars, cigarettes, pipes, and smokeless tobacco.
It is the policy of Lock Haven University
to recognize the preferences of both non-users and users of
tobacco as they affect the use of University buildings and
these preferences conflict, faculty, staff, and students will
endeavor to find a satisfactory compromise.
All academic and
residence halls are totally smoke-free buildings.
University vehicles used to travel
excluding vehicles permanently assigned to the Maintenance
- common gathering areas include but are not limited to: classrooms, dining rooms,
locker rooms, gymnasiums, auditoriums, residence hall
lounges, reception areas, all athletic spectator seating,
and the PUB Snack Bar; and
- any area in which a fire or safety hazard exists.
Private offices and residence hall rooms
may be designated “Smoking Permitted” or “No Smoking” by
the occupants except in smoke-free buildings. The occupant should, however, refrain from smoking in his or
her office when a non-smoking employee or visitor is present.
In areas where smokers and non-smokers work
together, employees and management should make a reasonable
effort to separate smokers from non-smokers.
In doing so, they should take into consideration air
flow, ventilation, existing physical barriers that might be of
help, and the individual sensitivities of all.
The success of this policy will depend upon
the thoughtfulness, consideration and good will of all members
of the Lock Haven University Community.
In the event of a conflict, faculty, staff,
and students are encouraged to work out a compromise among
themselves. If this
effort proves unsuccessful, the individual case will be handled
by the immediate supervisor.
Copies of this policy will be distributed
to all faculty, staff, and students.
Signs will be posted and ashtrays removed in all areas
where smoking is prohibited.