UMBC Bans Smoking After This Semester Hallelujah!!! (PAW)
As of July 2013 smoking on UMBC's Campus will be banned.
Junior biology student Jason Sumpter is the student representative on the board tasked with advertising and implementing the policy. Send your questions, comments etc to email@example.com.
Relevant Portions of the Official document:
A. “Institution Property” means any property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled or operated by an institution, including buildings, other structures and grounds, and vehicles owned or leased by the institution.
B. “Smoking” means carrying or smoking a lighted tobacco product or the burning of any material to be inhaled including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, and pipes.
"III. PROHIBITIONS ON INSTITUTION PROPERTY
A. Prohibitions against Smoking
1. Consistent with Maryland law, smoking is not permitted in any institution building, including academic buildings, residence halls, administrative buildings, other enclosed facilities, or vehicles, except as provided in Section III(A)3, below.
2. Smoking is prohibited on all institution grounds and property, including walkways, parking lots, and recreational and athletic areas, except as provided in Section III(A)3, below.
3. Smoking in and on institution property will be permitted only as follows:
a. For controlled research, and educational, theatrical, or religious ceremonial purposes, with prior approval of the President or the President’s designee;
b. In limited and specific designated areas on institution grounds, as approved by the President; or
c. Subject to any other exception to this policy recommended by the President and approved by the Chancellor.
B. Prohibitions against Sale. The sale of tobacco and smoking-related products is prohibited on
V. IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS
C. Consequences. Each institution may establish appropriate consequences, which may
include fines or disciplinary measures, for violations of this policy.
D. Implementation. The provisions of this policy shall be implemented at each institution no
later than June 30, 2013.
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