Smoke Free and Tobacco Policy 05/27/08

Policy Statement:

UMass Medical School (UMMS) promotes a smoke and tobacco free environment across our campuses in order to model and encourage healthy behaviors which are consistent with the UMMS mission and purpose; an institution dedicated to the education and training of health care professionals.

Accordingly, everyone is prohibited from smoking or using tobacco products in any UMMS vehicle, building, facility, site, garage, grounds, or adjacent grounds that are owned, leased, controlled or operated by UMMS.

Scope: The use, dispensing or sale of any tobacco product is prohibited within any vehicle, building, facility, site, grounds, and garage owned, leased or controlled by UMMS.

Responsibilities: Student shall comply with this policy and report any violations of this policy to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Students desiring to stop smoking shall be responsible for reviewing tobacco cessation benefits available through their health insurance provider.

The complete policy HR General Administrative Policy #6.05.18 can be found on the Human Resources website here.

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