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Smoking Policy

Section: Safety, Health & Environmental Services
Responsible Office: Human Resources
Effective Date: 9/3/2015

Revised: 03/11/2022

This policy applies to all employees, students and visitors to the University, without exception.

Iona University is dedicated to maintaining a healthy work and learning environment. This policy is intended to eliminate the potential for exposure to secondhand smoke and to be consistent with New York State Public Health Law. Iona University prohibits smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes vaping devices and similar electronic devices, except in designated outdoor areas. This includes all University buildings inclusive of residence halls and their grounds, clinics, laboratories, classrooms, private offices, balconies, plazas, vestibules, loading docks, vehicles or any other campus property.

At Iona University, the designated smoking areas are located in Columba Lot, Montgomery Lot, Murphy Lot and the area behind the parking garage. Smoking is allowed in these areas but littering must be avoided through the use of receptacles provided.

Those who violate this policy may be subject to disciplinary action. Any disputes involving smoking and any employees with questions should discuss their issues/concerns with the Office of Human Resources. Employees will not be subject to retaliation for reporting violations of this policy in good faith.