Tobacco Free Campus

Tobacco Free Policy

Effective date:   August 1, 2017

Why do we have this policy?

Marquette University is committed to the Jesuit educational principle of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. This includes supporting physical wellbeing. Therefore, as part of our institutional efforts, we seek to create and maintain an environment that promotes health and healthy behavior for all of our students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. Because tobacco products have well-known health risks associated with their use and secondhand exposure that put all members of the Marquette community at risk, the university has developed a tobacco-free policy.

What is the policy?

      I.         Smoking or use of other tobacco products by students, faculty, staff, contractors, vendors, and visitors is prohibited in or on all campus property including all interior spaces on Marquette University’s campus, all outdoor property or grounds controlled and/or maintained by Marquette University, all university-owned or leased vehicles, and all outdoor athletic facilities.

A.    Tobacco is defined to include any lighted cigarette (clove, bidis, kreteks), cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookah products, and any other smoking product. This also includes any smokeless, spit or spit less, dissolvable, or inhaled tobacco products; including but not limited to dip, chew, snuff or snus, in any form (orbs, sticks pellets, etc.). Nicotine products not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a smoking cessation product, such as e-cigarettes, are also prohibited.

B.    Use of tobacco products is permissible on city sidewalks.

C.     Religious practices involving the use of tobacco will be exempt from this policy and are to align with the policies of Campus Ministry[1] and Office of Student Development[2].

    II.         Tobacco and nicotine product advertisements are prohibited in University-sponsored publications.

How do we implement this policy?

Creating awareness that fosters culture change is the means for implementing this policy. All Marquette community members need to be made aware of this policy and are encouraged to educate others that tobacco use is prohibited on Marquette property. Signs indicating that we are a “tobacco-free campus” will be posted campus-wide. 

Additional Resources and Forms

Students and employees wanting to quit the use of tobacco can access the Wisconsin Quit Line at 1-800-784-8669 (800-QUIT-NOW). Employees of Marquette University can also utilize the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is a benefit for all employees, spouses, and dependents. It is 100% confidential and offers in-person or telephone sessions with Master’s-level counselors where employees can talk about a variety of concerns including tobacco related issues. Students of Marquette University can contact Marquette University Medical Clinic at 414-288-7184 to explore options for Tobacco Cessation.

Employee handbook:            

Cessation Resources: