Effective: November 10, 2008
Updated/Revised: November 1, 2012
Contact: ISU Police
The Smokefree Air Act, effective July 1, 2008, applies to Iowa State University. The purpose of this legislation is "to reduce the level of exposure by the general public and employees to environmental tobacco smoke" and is designed to "regulate smoking in public places, places of employment, and outdoor areas" and "to improve the public health of Iowans."
Included in this policy statement are the applicable sections of the Smokefree Air Act, Iowa Code Chapter 142D, and the rules and regulations of the Iowa Department of Public Health found at Iowa Administrative Code Section 641, Chapter 153, that relate to the campus community.
This policy applies to all university employees, students and visitors. This policy covers all university owned, leased or operated buildings, property and grounds under the control of the university.
For the purpose of the Smokefree Air Act,
It is the policy of Iowa State University to comply with the Smokefree Air Act by declaring the entire university grounds and properties as a Smoke-Free Campus. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in "public buildings and vehicles owned, leased, or operated by or under the control of" the university as well as on the entire "grounds of the university."
Smoking is prohibited and a person shall not smoke in any of the following enclosed areas:
Smoking is prohibited and a person shall not smoke in or on any of the following outdoor areas:
When a university employee, student, or visitor enters the grounds of the university any smoking material shall be extinguished and disposed of in an appropriate receptacle at the perimeter of the grounds of the university.
The sale, sampling or advertisement of all tobacco products is prohibited on university property or at university sponsored events in accordance with university Trademark Management policy.
All members of the ISU community are responsible for observing the provisions of this policy and share responsibility for compliance.
The Smokefree Air Act designates the Iowa Department of Public Health as responsible for enforcement. ISU Department of Public Safety will coordinate compliance with the law on campus.
The Iowa Department of Public Health designates law enforcement authorities of the state and of each political subdivision of the state to assist with the enforcement of this law. ISU Department of Public Safety officers may issue citations against a person who smokes in an area where smoking is prohibited on the grounds of the university
Concerns or complaints regarding this policy that involve ISU property should be directed to the ISU Department of Public Safety by calling 294-4428 or by visiting their website, www.police.iastate.edu.
Any person may also register a complaint with the Iowa Department of Public Health by:
Department of Public Health
Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319