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Smoking Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide and maintain an aesthetic, healthy environment for all. A mutually comfortable atmosphere for the Chaminade University community is dependent upon the thoughtfulness and cooperation of both smokers and non-smokers. As of January 1, 2016, Hawaii law mandates that no person under the age of 21 be allowed to purchase, possess, or use tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes. In light of this law, Chaminade University does not permit any person under the age of 21 to possess or use tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes on its campus or in residence halls.

Intentionally or knowingly providing tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes to persons under the age of 21 is not permitted on property owned or controlled by the university, including parking areas. Smoking is strictly prohibited in any classroom, covered eating area, or office building. In addition, smoking is not allowed on the lanais of Henry, Kieffer, Eiben, Brogan, or Clarence T.C. Ching Halls, Sullivan Family Library, or the Behavioral Science Building. All members of the campus community are expected to smoke only in the designated areas on campus and to refrain from smoking in areas where “No Smoking” signs are posted or any other place where smoking is a safety hazard or an irritant to others. This includes all areas in the residence halls, apartments and labs.

For smoking cessation resources, please refer to this information provided by the Hawai'i State Department of Health.