When you come back for fall semester, there will be no smoking on campus. Are you ready for this change? There are resources to help you quit!
Temple University is committed to providing a tobacco-free environment for the entire community. The tobacco-free campus policy applies to all U.S. Temple University facilities, properties and vehicles. Smoking and the use of tobacco products shall not be permitted in any buildings, parking lots, pathways, covered entrances, sports/recreational facilities and stadiums, Liacouras Walk, Polett Walk, Beasley Walk, the Bell Tower and adjacent lawns, O’Connor Plaza, and any other campus walkways or plazas. Where Temple buildings are adjacent to public sidewalks or streets, smoking and the use of tobacco products is prohibited on those public sidewalks and streets within 20 feet of building entrances.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be fined if I smoke on campus?
No. There is not a fine for a violation of the tobacco free campus policy; however, it is a violation of the Student Conduct Code and the Employee Manual and Rules of Conduct.
My JUUL doesn’t have tobacco in it. Does this mean I can still use it on campus?
No. The tobacco-free campus policy includes all forms of electronic nicotine delivery devices (also known as e-cigarettes or vapes).
I want to quit smoking but I need help. Are there resources on campus for students?
Yes, there are many resources available for students, faculty and staff. Learn more.
What are the benefits of a tobacco-free campus?
Through the tobacco-free policy, Temple will be creating a healthier and cleaner environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors.
How is a tobacco-free campus different than a smoke-free campus?
Unlike a smoke-free campus, which prohibits the use of combustible tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, a tobacco-free campus also prohibits the use of smokeless tobacco (e.g. chew), as well as electronic nicotine delivery devices (e.g. e-cigarettes, vapes, JUUL).
Will there be designated areas to smoke on campus?
No. As this is a 100 percent tobacco-free campus, there will not be designated areas for use.
Where can I go to smoke/vape?
Students will have to leave campus to smoke/vape, but should be considerate to neighboring communities.
Will this policy affect where I can buy tobacco products on campus?
To the greatest extent possible, no tobacco or tobacco paraphernalia will be sold or distributed on Temple University property. Temple will work with tenants and vendors to phase in this requirement, acknowledging existing contractual commitments.