Tobacco products kill more than 430,000 people in the U.S. each year, more than alcohol, cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, and fire combined. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Tobacco use can cause heart disease, stroke, heart attack, vascular disease and aneurysm.For information on tobacco cessation, please visit the
What is Rutgers policy on Tobacco?
Smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is a recognized hazard to health.
The State of New Jersey has adopted an indoor air quality standard (N.J.C.A. 5:2311) which prohibits the “recirculation of air from designated smoking areas.” This would require costly and extensive renovations to allow smoking in buildings with recirculated air handling systems.
• Smoking is prohibited in all buildings owned and managed by the University except as indicated below. This shall include gymnasiums, stadiums, playing fields, and other recreational areas. Smoking is also prohibited in all University vehicles.
• Smoking shall be prohibited in any portion of a building used as a student residence hall.
• Smoking in prohibited areas is also a petty disorderly person offense punishable with up to a $200 fine under N.J.S.A. 2C:3313
• Rutgers Health Services is responsible for providing educational opportunities and stop smoking programs for any interested student or employee.
For more information about nicotine addiction, support groups, and educational materials about smoking call (732) 932-1965.