Regulation Number: 2.022

No Smoking and Tobacco Use

Category: Business Affairs

Responsible Office: Vice President, Business Affairs;




2.022 No Smoking and Tobacco Use.

(1) For the purpose of this regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

(a)     “University campus” or “campus” shall include those lands located in Alachua County, Florida, occupied or controlled by the University of Florida; those lands located in the City of Jacksonville, Florida, occupied or controlled by the University of Florida; and any other lands in the State of Florida on which a health care facility occupied or controlled by the University of Florida is located.

(b) “Smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying or possessing any lighted tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and any other lighted tobacco products.

(c) “Tobacco use” means the personal use of any tobacco product, whether intended to be lighted or not, which shall include smoking, as defined in paragraph (b) above; the use of an electronic, or vapor cigarette or any other device intended to simulate smoking; and the use of smokeless tobacco, including snuff, chewing tobacco, smokeless pouches, any other form of loose-leaf, smokeless tobacco and the use of unlit cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco.

(2) Tobacco use is prohibited in all areas of the University campus.

(3) All facilities occupied or controlled by the University that are not on the University campus continue to be designated no smoking facilities. The fifty feet (50′) areas surrounding such facilities are also designated as no smoking areas. The President or designee may allow smoking in specific designated areas of campus for clinical treatment purposes, including smoking cessation programs or research-related purposes.

(4) Enforcement of this regulation is the responsibility of the person in charge of the facility or area in use. If a student refuses to comply with the policy, the Office of Student Activities and Involvement should be contacted. If a staff or faculty member refuses to comply with this policy, the immediate supervisor must be notified. A smoking cessation program is available to students, faculty, and staff at the Student Health Care Center.

Authority: BOG Regulation 1.001.

History: New 12-11-09, Amended 7-1-10, 2-11-16 (technical changes only).