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Clearing the Air aligns with the priorities of the university’s healthy campus initiative, Kent State of Wellness. This initiative seeks to foster a culture of health and wellness for students and employees at all campuses and is part of the university’s Strategic Roadmap.
The policy covers all Kent State campuses, locations and properties, both domestic and international. The policy applies to all members of the university community including:
RESTRICTED PRODUCTS INCLUDE: cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, cloves, hookahs, e-cigarettes, herbal and oil vaporizers, pipes, water pipes, all smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, dip, etc.), and all other non-FDA approved nicotine products.
Kent State is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy learning, working and living environment for its students and employees. Clearing the air allows us to provide a context in which the entire Kent State community can be comfortable and productive.
Our goal is to achieve maximum voluntary compliance through communication about the smoke- and tobacco-free policy to our students, employees, and visitors. The success of this new policy will rely on the thoughtfulness, consideration and cooperation of smokers and nonsmokers alike. That being said, violation of the policy could result in disciplinary action:
Any student who repeatedly refuses to adhere to the policy may be referred to student conduct.
Repeated violations by any Kent State employee will be handled through the normal employment procedures for violation of university procedures.
Visitors and others who are on campus and in violation of the policy should be reminded of the rule and asked to comply with it.
If you are a smoker and ready to kick the habit, Kent State can help by linking you to the many tobacco cessation resources available on our campuses and in the surrounding communities. Check out the resource links at the top of this page to get started!