Policy Type:
Security and Safety

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Policy Title:
Smoking Policy
The following office is responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in this policy:

Environmental Health and Safety Office


This procedure establishes the minimum requirements for Binghamton University’s Smoking Policy.  This policy addresses the issue of smoking in and around its buildings and in vehicles owned or leased by the University of the State of New York.  It is based on New York State Public Health Law Article 13-E, SUNY Policy No. 3452, and the Clean Indoor Air Act.

The State University of New York at Binghamton is smoke free.

New York State Public Health Law Article 13-E section
1399-O and SUNY Policy N
o. 3452, states that smoking shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke in the following indoor areas:

1. Places of employment
2. Food service establishments
3. Enclosed indoor areas open to the public containing a swimming pool
4. All public and private colleges, universities and other educational and vocational institutions
5. Vehicles own
ed or leased by the University of the State of New York

Note: "Place of employment" means any indoor area or portion thereof under the control of an employer in which employees of the employer perform services, and shall include, but not be limited to - offices, school grounds, retail stores, banquet facilities, theatres, food stores, banks, financial institutions, factories, warehouses, employee cafeterias, lounges, auditoriums, gymnasiums, restrooms, elevators, hallways, museums, libraries, bowling establishments, employee medical facilities, rooms or areas containing photocopying equipment or other office equipment used in common, and company vehicles.

The following is University Policy with regard to smoking:

Outdoor areas:

1. Smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of flammable materials.
2. Smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of air intake vents and trash cans.
3. Smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of the entrance to any building on campus or from operable windows in a building.
4. The loading docks of the Glenn Bartle Library, the Computer Center, the Engineering Building and all adjacent areas covered by the overhead deck.


of the campus community who are offended should politely request violators of this smoking policy to cease immediately. If the request goes unheeded, the following procedures are to be followed:

1.  If the violator is an employee and the requesting person is an employee, report the violation to the employee's supervisor.
2.  If the violator is an employee and the requesting person is a student, report the violation to University Police, 7-2393.
3.  If the violator is a student or visitor, report the violation to University Police, 7-2393.  In the residence halls, violations should be referred to the Residential Life staff and, whenever possible, handled by them.
4.  University Police Officers will become involved in any violation of University smoking regulations when encountered during routine patrol.

If the supervisor of an employee is unsuccessful in bringing that employee's actions into compliance with the University smoking policy, a report should be filed with Human Resources for appropriate action.

If a University Police Officer or Residential Life staff member is unsuccessful in bringing actions into compliance, an appropriate (non-criminal) report should be filed with either Human Resources (in the case of an employee), or with the appropriate Judicial Affairs officer (in the case of a student). If the violator is a visitor who, after receiving notification of the University smoking policy, refuses to comply, University Police will take appropriate action.  This may involve an escort off campus and/or criminal proceedings for Trespass or Disorderly Conduct.

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