Successful implementation of the University of Missouri Smoking Policy will engage everyone in creating a culture of compliance. Employees and students are expected to courteously remind any employee, student, visitor, vendor or contractor violating the policy that MU prohibits smoking of all tobacco products on university property.
Addressing a violation
Compliance is everyone’s business. If you see someone violating the smoking policy, please approach the person in a kind, compassionate way. You might say, "Hi, I'm Truman. MU recently became a smoke-free campus and if you must smoke, though I wish you wouldn't, you'll have to do it off university property."
If the person continues to smoke after being reminded about the policy, you're encouraged report him or her to the dean or building manager in charge of the nearest building. You may report an employee to his or her supervisor or to Human Resources.
To request a group presentation about the smoking policy and smoking-cessation options for employees, please contact us.
Questions and Answers
Can I smoke in the parking garages?
No. Parking garages are university-owned property.
Do I have to quit smoking?
No. The university is not asking anyone to quit. This policy simply means that no one can smoke tobacco products on the University of Missouri campus. To alleviate common cravings and to feel more comfortable while on campus, tobacco users may purchase nicotine gum or patches at MU pharmacies, hospital gift shops and nearby convenience stores. If you do want to quit smoking, we can help you find the resources you need.
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