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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

USE OF TOBACCO GUIDELINES (Effective January 1, 2014)

Approval: Approved by the President on November 16, 2012. (Effective January 1, 2014. Fully enforced July 1, 2014)

Authority: Board of Governors Policy

Responsibility: Provost, the appropriate vice president and the UCM campus community.


Definition of Tobacco:

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.

A. Implementation of the UCM "Use of Tobacco Policy" will engage the UCM community in creating a culture of policy compliance. An intensive educational plan for general community members will be undertaken.

B. Community compliance will be implemented through a specially trained group of faculty, staff and students, trained in the best practices for bystander intervention to establish this Policy as a cultural change. Using scripted messages, bystanders will courteously remind anyone violating the Policy that the university prohibits the use of all Tobacco products.

The training will include actions to be taken in a situation where the Tobacco user does not comply or becomes belligerent. If this happens, the bystander will be instructed to call or text the Department of Public Safety (Public Safety), which will attempt to achieve compliance. If the person does not comply, Public Safety will complete a report and send a copy of the report to the appropriate area. If the individual is a visitor, Public Safety may ask them to leave the university. Additionally, if a person is non-compliant in a residential area, Residence and Greek staff members may write a violation report as per Policy.

Link to details regarding UCM’s tobacco cessation resources:
Link to map: Tobacco-Free Zone