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  • Last Updated: 09/08/2014
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Policy Statement

Effective October 1, 2014:

Effective October 1, 2014, per the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG), the University of Georgia is a tobacco-free campus. View the USG policy.

Through September 30, 2014:

Smoking of any material is prohibited in any and all facilities owned or leased for use by the University of Georgia, including all buildings and athletics facilities. Smoking also is prohibited within 35 feet of the entrance or exit doors or the heating and air-conditioning intake system for such facilities, or in any other physical circumstance that would allow smoke either to enter or affect the internal environment of such facilities or to affect those persons entering or exiting such facilities. Smoking also is prohibited within 35 feet of any campus bus stop. Smoking also is prohibited in any outdoor covered walkway areas, including but not limited to the outdoor covered walkways at Tate Plaza, the Miller Learning Center, and the School of Law.

Smoking or other use of any tobacco product is prohibited on the entire Health Sciences Campus of the University of Georgia.

This policy does not apply to smoking directly required as part of university-sponsored academic research or dramatic performance. (Adopted by Cabinet March 24, 2011.)


Responsible University Senior Administrator:  Vice President for Finance & Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Policy Owner:

Policy Contact: Sige Burden

Phone Number: 706-542-9231