SF State to go 100% smoke free
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
In an effort to improve the health and wellness of everyone who works on or visits a CSU campus, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White issued an executive order in April directing that all campuses be totally smoke free as of Friday, Sept. 1. The ban on smoking will apply to SF State students, faculty, staff and anyone else on University grounds. This includes residential life properties, parking lots, the downtown campus and the Romberg Tiburon Center, and there will no longer be designated smoking areas on the main campus.
The ban applies to:
• Cigars, cigarettes, cigarillos and pipes
• Electronic cigarettes/e-cigarettes
• Other tobacco products (such as chewing tobacco/snuff)
• Plant products (such as marijuana)
• Synthetic products (such as synthetic marijuana)
The directive from the Office of the Chancellor -- Executive Order 1108 -- also calls for each campus to create a task force dedicated to implementing the policy and creating smoking cessation support for members of the CSU community. SF State's task force has been meeting since June and will soon announce a variety of programs designed to support students and the broader SF State community in this transition.