CSU Campuses, including CSUEB, became Smoke and Tobacco Free effective September 1, 2017.
The Policy on a Systemwide Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment- Executive Order 1108 can be found here.
The effects of smoking, second hand smoke and tobacco have been well established. It is widely accepted that there are negative health, environmental and economic consequences as the result of smoking and the use of tobacco products. Examples include:
Cigarette butts contribute a large percentage of California waste and are the source of toxins to our aquatic ecosystems. Additionally, improperly discarded cigarettes, including electronic cigarettes can cause wildfires and house fires.
In addition to the high cost of smoking to the individual smoker, there are significant costs associated with environmental cleanup and heath care expenditures. In creating a smoke and tobacco-free environment on campus, CSUEB hopes to encourage the following: