Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2012

Senate Motion #2012-58

Motion Introduced by: Senate President, Dr. Joseph Carter
Date of First Reading: April 23, 2012
Date of Second Reading: September 17, 2012
Title of Motion: ASU a Tobacco Free University
Action Requested: In order to promote the health, wellness and safety of our students, faculty and staff, the University Senate recommends that the President and Provost adopt a tobacco-free policy at Arizona State University. The University Senate recommends that the policy be in effect at all four university campuses, and other university controlled locations, beginning as soon as possible after passage of this motion.  The interior and exterior tobacco ban would apply to all students, employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors. The policy would encompass cigarettes, cigars, pipes and all other forms of smoking or chewing tobacco

Rationale: The health effects of discouraging tobacco use by moving to such a policy are well documented. We also believe that such as policy would have the additional economic benefits of increased productivity and decreased usage of sick time. Finally, we are confident that prohibiting tobacco on campus will result in decreased maintenance expense for our facilities and grounds.  There are currently over 700 campuses[i] nationwide that are 100% smoke free.  In the state of Arizona, A.T. Still University in Mesa and the 10 community colleges of the Maricopa Community College System are all smoke free.  Enacting this motion in support of a smoke free campus would be a strong step in support of a university wide policy. 



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