Tobacco Use Policy  

In June 2012, SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, submitted a memorandum to the SUNY Board of Trustees about creating Tobacco-Free SUNY. A committee of SUNY Cobleskill faculty, staff, and students was formed in Fall 2013 to research and develop a Tobacco Free Policy for the campus. The committee utilized previous research conducted by the campus and determined the best course of action, for now, was to create a policy where tobacco may only be used in designated areas on campus. The policy was approved and distributed to the campus in August 2014.

 

  • The policy defines tobacco use as: smoking, the use of e-cigarettes, and the use of smokeless tobacco products
  • Tobacco use is prohibited in all campus buildings and in college-owned vehicles.
  • Tobacco use is permitted only in designated outdoor areas and campus parking lots, all of which are located at least 25 feet from campus buildings.
  • Littering of cigarette butts, tobacco packing, and smokeless tobacco in parking lots or any area (indoor or outdoor) is prohibited.

 

The Tobacco Use Policy will be enforced by the entire campus community with an emphasis on education. All campus community members are expected to comply with the policy. Violations may be subject to disciplinary procedures consistent with applicable laws, rules, regulations and collective bargaining agreements.

 

CAMPUS AND LOCAL RESOURCES:

 

Beard Wellness Center

518-255-5225

 

Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie County Reality Check

518-255-5387

 

Schoharie County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc.  518-234-8705

 

Planned Parenthood

518-234-3325

 

Tobacco Free SUNY

 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

 

American Cancer Society Quit Program

American Lung Association Quit Program

American Heart Association Quit Program

Application for Free Nicotine Patches/Gum

Free Online Quit Smoking Program

Phone Application to Help Quit Smoking

Tools and Resources

Savings Calculator When You Quit

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

 

In June 2012, SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, submitted a memorandum to the SUNY Board of Trustees about creating Tobacco-Free SUNY. A committee of SUNY Cobleskill faculty, staff, and students was formed in Fall 2013 to research and develop a Tobacco Free Policy for the campus. The committee utilized previous research conducted by the campus and determined the best course of action, for now, was to create a policy where tobacco may only be used in designated areas on campus. The policy was approved and distributed to the campus in August 2014.

 

Please visit the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Tobacco-Free SUNY including justification for the inclusion of smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes/vaporizers in the policy.

 

  • Office of
    Human Resources
  • Knapp Hall, Room 123
  • 106 Suffolk Circle
  • Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • 518-255-5423
  • 518-255-5657 Fax


Where are Tobacco Huts
located on Campus? 
Check the map by clicking the thumbnail below!

Tobacco Hut Map

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