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Change is in the air!

Dominican University is proud to be a tobacco-free campus effective August 15, 2016.

Dominican University is committed to providing a campus environment that is safe, and that supports sustainability and advocates for the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff. As a community, we encourage healthy living in mind, body and spirit. We therefore make resources available to support healthy choices, including healthy dining options, exercise and fitness facilities and programs, and locations for reflection, meditation and prayer.

Because we are committed to providing for the health and well being of our community, effective Monday, August 15, 2016, both the main and Priory campuses of Dominican University will be designated tobacco free. By eliminating tobacco use on campus, we will create a healthier, cleaner and more inclusive environment for all, including our visitors and guests. Approved by the President's Cabinet in January 2016, this policy is a fulfillment of our initial commitment in 2008 to be smoke-free, and is the culmination of several years of study and discussion with students, faculty and staff.

As a tobacco-free campus, the use of tobacco and tobacco-derived products, including (but not limited to) cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, mini-cigars, hookah, spit tobacco, snuff, vaping with or without nicotine is not allowed.

What products are prohibited under the tobacco-free policy? All tobacco‐derived or containing products are prohibited, including, but not limited to, cigarettes (clove, bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, hookah‐smoked products, and oral tobacco (spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff). This includes the inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying of any lighted smoking material.

Together, we are creating a healthier, cleaner environment for all.

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