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Our House is Tobacco-Free

As of August 1st, 2014, Georgia Southern University will be a tobacco-free campus, in compliance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia’s policy 9.1.7.

View President Keel’s email announcement of the upcoming Tobacco-Free campus initiative.

Why go tobacco-free?

The purpose of the policy is to create a health-supporting community for everyone, tobacco-users and non-users alike. The new policy also supports the right of all people on university system campuses to breathe smoke-free air. The simple reason for our policy is respect for each other and the environment. We hope that smokers who choose to continue smoking will respect our smoke-free environment out of concern for their fellow campus community members.

For more information visit USG Tobacco-Free.

What are considered “Tobacco Products”?

“Tobacco Products” are defined as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any other smoking devices that use tobacco such as hookahs or simulate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes.

What areas of campus are prohibited?

The use of tobacco is prohibited in any area of the campus. This includes the following:

  • All Georgia Southern Campus Buildings and Grounds
  • All Georgia Southern Parking Lots
  • Administration Building
  • All Georgia Southern Dorms and Apartments
  • Campus Pedestrium
  • Campus Bus Stops
  • Allen E. Paulson Stadium and Grounds
  • Georgia Southern Golf Course
  • Coastal Georgia Center – Savannah
  • Herty – Savannah

If you have any questions or comments regarding the new Tobacco Free campus initiative, please send email to tobaccofree@georgiasouthern.edu.