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Effective January 2003, the University of Hawai‘i system implemented a Tobacco Products policy in an effort to improve the working and learning environment of the university, and protect faculty, staff, students, and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure while on University of Hawai‘i campuses.

I. According to the policy, smoking is prohibited in the following areas:
  1. All interior space owned, rented, or leased by the university;
  2. In building courtyards, breezeways, and terraces, on exterior stairways and access ramps, and outdoor dining patios, terraces, and lanais;
  3. Within 20 feet of building entrances, exits, air intake ducts, vents, and windows of buildings that are not air-conditioned;
  4. Within 50 feet of designated pick-up and drop-off points for campus and public bus transportation;
  5. Within the gates of the university’s outdoor sports and performing arts stadiums and arenas, including walkways, corridors, and seating areas; and,
  6. Any area that has been designated by the person having control of the area as a non-smoking area and marked with a no smoking sign.
In addition,
  • All university residences will become smoke-free by the start of the 2004-2005 academic year (residences will be 80 percent smoke-free by the start of the 2003-2004 academic year).
  • All advertising and sales of tobacco products on university campuses are prohibited (except for the sale or free distribution of non-university supported magazines and newspapers that incidentally contain tobacco product advertising).
  • The distribution of samples of tobacco products or coupons redeemable for tobacco products on university campuses is prohibited.
  • The sponsorship of campus events or campus organizations by tobacco industry or tobacco promoting organizations is prohibited.
  • Tobacco product cessation guidance will be made available to assist and encourage individuals who wish to quit. Supervisors may authorize employees who wish to avail themselves of such programs to do so without any loss in pay.

    This policy applies to the entire university community, including faculty, staff, students and visitors. The Office of the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer is responsible for policy implementation and compliance in collaboration with heads of all UH campuses. Questions, comments, or complaints relating to this policy should be directed to each respective campus head of designees.

Full Text of Executive Policy E10.102 here