December 19, 2011


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tfemoryEmory Becomes Tobacco-free on Jan. 1, 2012

The new Tobacco-Free Environment Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2012, will have enormous long-term health benefits for our faculty, staff, students and visitors.  As our campus transitions to one that is tobacco-free, everyone in the Emory Community needs to fully understand the key points surrounding this policy:

  • TOBACCO-FREE ENVIRONMENT POLICY: Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, the use or sale of tobacco is prohibited on Emory owned or leased property (including personal vehicles on Emory property). Tobacco is also prohibited at Emory-sponsored or sanctioned events. The Tobacco-Free policy is posted on the University Policy website: Policy 4.113 and Policy 8.10.
  • TEMPORARY SMOKING ZONES:  To ease the transition to a tobacco-free environment, 14 temporary smoking zones will be located on Emory University and Emory Healthcare campuses starting on Jan. 1. The temporary zones will be eliminated in August.  Faculty, staff and students who wish to smoke on Emory property may do so only in the established temporary smoking zones.  Smoking in all other areas is strictly prohibited.  Smoking zone maps can be found at:  Note: Oxford College will not implement temporary zones and will become completely tobacco-free on Jan. 1. 

  • SIGNAGE:  Campus Services will begin installation of new signage throughout the month of December.  Smoking receptacles will be removed from campus except for those in the temporary smoking zones.

  • COMMUNITY ENFORCEMENT:  Members of the Emory community will collectively share the responsibility of respectfully letting others know about this important policy change.  Sample scripts to assist students, faculty and staff in approaching smokers on campus have been developed and are available at:

  • NEW LANGUAGE FOR CONTRACTS:  In consultation with the Office of the General Counsel, new language has been developed for use in all contracts with vendors doing business on campus.  This will ensure vendors are aware of our policy in advance. Information about the new contract language will be provided to all university business managers. 

  • TOBACCO CESSATION:  Emory is committed to supporting the health and wellness of all members of the Emory community and is offering numerous resources for those who need help quitting tobacco.  Several tobacco cessation programs are currently offered free of charge to students, faculty, staff and spouses/same sex domestic partners of Emory employees. Tobacco cessation drugs are also available free of charge as Tier Zero on the Emory-sponsored medical plan. For a complete list of Emory’s tobacco cessation resources, visit:

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