WSU Vancouver has a responsibility to its students and employees to provide a safe and healthful environment. The goal of the university’s tobacco-free policy is to provide a healthy working and learning environment free from the detrimental effects of second-hand smoke.
The enforcement of the tobacco-free policy is the responsibility of Public Safety with the assistance of the WSU Vancouver community. Follow these tips (PDF) if you see a staff or faculty member, student or visitor using tobacco on campus:
- Be polite and friendly
- Assume the person is not aware of the tobacco-free policy
- Explain tobacco use is not permitted on the WSU Vancouver campus
- Remind the person of links between tobacco use and health risks, and reiterate the university’s goal of providing a healthful environment
- As a last resort, notify Public Safety of any repeat offenders and/or disruptive behavior