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University Policy Office

Shelly G. Gonzalez, Policy Officer
Administration 208
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4730
Fax: 660.543.8022
sgonzalez@ucmo.edu



Use of Tobacco Policy
Board of Governors Policy 1.2.120.1
Revised and approved by the Board of Governors on April 30, 2015

I. Purpose

The purpose of the University of Central Missouri (UCM) "Use of Tobacco Policy" is to promote the health of the university community, to preserve and protect university property and to provide a respectful, clean and safe environment to study, work and learn.

II. Definition

Tobacco – encompasses all tobacco products (traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes, cigars, hookah, water pipes, and all other forms of smoke-generating products, chew snus, snuff, etc.) or any nicotine delivery method not approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration as nicotine replacement therapy.

III. Policy

  1. Tobacco use is prohibited at the University of Central Missouri.
  2. Any exceptions to the prohibition of tobacco by the University of Central Missouri shall be set out in the University Guidelines and Procedures: “Use of Tobacco Guidelines.”
  3. The university president shall be responsible for preparation of rules, procedures, guidelines and regulations necessary to carry out the Board of Governors “Use of Tobacco Policy.”  The president shall make all decisions concerning the day-to-day operations and control of tobacco at the University of Central Missouri.
  4. The university president may delegate responsibility to various campus administrators regarding the review and implementation of the “Use of Tobacco Guidelines.”   

Link to procedure: "Use of Tobacco Guidelines"
Link to Map: Tobacco-Free Zone

Revised and Approved by the Board of Governors April 30, 2015
Revised and Approved Paragraph III. 2. by the Board of Governors August 23, 2013
Revised and Adopted by the Board of Governors November 16, 2012. Policy becomes effective January 1, 2014 (soft enforcement), full enforcement of Policy July 1, 2014.
Policy Revised and Adopted by the Board of Regents March 17, 1993
Implementation Date for Revised Policy: July 1, 1993
Revised and Approved by the Board of Governors on May 18, 2005
Formatting updated August 1, 2007