College of Saint Benedict Cigarette Smoke and Tobacco Use Policy
College of Saint Benedict has the responsibility to provide a naturally safe, healthy and productive environment to all employees, students, residents and visitors. Research findings show that tobacco use in general, including smoking and breathing secondhand smoke, presents significant health hazards to the public. In addition to causing direct health hazards, smoking contributes to institutional costs in other ways, including high risk for fire damage, cleaning and maintenance, and costs associated with employee absenteeism, health care and medical insurance.
College of Saint Benedict therefore has set the following policy regarding cigarette smoke and tobacco use:
This policy establishes the minimum requirements on campus. Campus units may choose to expand the policy with more stringent requirements. Check unit handbooks, operational guidelines and other plans specific to the area, for any additional requirements
Revised January 2013