PSU Smoking/Tobacco Policy
In 2007 the PSU Tobacco Policy Committee conducted an extensive evaluation of the PSU smoking/tobacco policy. The evaluation consisted of a review of the literature, state law (ORS 433.835-433.990), web-based survey responses from the campus community, along with the policies, procedures, and trends in other Oregon state colleges and universities, including a sample of five urban institutions in other states. The committee concluded that a more comprehensive policy was needed.
- HR Website - Smoking Policy
- Smoking/Tobacco Use Policy Evaluation Report. A Summary of work by the Smoking/Tobacco Use Committee
- American College Health Association's Position Statement on Tobacco
Smoking RulesPortland State University prohibits smoking of any kind in any university building. Additionally smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of any doorway or marked air intake. Please use the marked smoking areas.
The goal of the policy is to provide a smoke free environment for University staff and students. When there are concerns about the effectiveness or appropriateness of this policy, they may be brought to the attention of the University Safety Committee and Safety Director for review and interpretation.