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Fort Lewis College Official Seal

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File: Safety & Health Policies > Safety Policies

Smoking and Tobacco Use on Campus

Policy Summary

Fort Lewis College is a smoke-free campus, in accordance with Executive Order B 2018-011.  

Policy Owner


Approval Date

April 12, 2019

Effective Date

April 12,2019

Search Terms

smoking, tobacco, vaping, president, s

Scheduled for Review

Spring 2024

I. Policy Statement

Commercial smoking, vaping, and the sale and use of tobacco products, vaping products, and e-cigarettes are prohibited in all campus owned and operated buildings and grounds. The use of spiritual/traditional tobacco is allowed.  The Student Housing policy regarding notification of smudging remains in effect.

II. Reason for Policy 

To comply with Executive Order B 2018-011 and to provide healthy environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

III. Responsibilities 

For following the policy: All employees, students and campus visitors

For enforcement of the policy: All employees and students

For oversight of the policy: President

For notification of policy: Policy Librarian

IV. Definitions 

Smoking: Smoking any substance, including but not limited to, commercial tobacco, cloves, or marijuana.

Smoking Products:  include, but are not limited to, all commercial cigarette products (cigarettes, bidis, kreteks, e-cigarettes, etc.) and all commercial smoke-producing products (cigars, pipes, hookahs, vaporizers, etc.).

Commercial smoking: Smoking using commercial tobacco, which is manufactured by companies for recreational and habitual use in cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipes, cigars, hookahs, and other products. Typically, contains chemical additives.

V. Cross-Referenced Policies

Executive Order B 2018 011 

VI. Consequences of Non-Compliance

  • Students may be referred to the Student Affairs Office. Violation of this policy is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Employees may be referred to their respective supervisor for appropriate action.