UMass Boston

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this policy include university parking lots?

Yes. This policy pertains to all university owned or operated parking lots including the entire Bayside parking lot.

Does the policy include the areas surrounding the university such as the Massachusetts Archives, JFK Library, and EMK Institute?

No, because each of our neighboring institutions have their own policies. All faculty, staff, students, and visitors are encouraged to be good neighbors and follow their policies.

Does the Tobacco-Free Campus policy apply at university sanctioned events or sporting activities occurring on off-campus property?

No. Events or activities scheduled elsewhere are bound by the policies or rules of the event coordinator or property manager.

Are there any designated smoking or tobacco use areas?

No. Designated smoking or tobacco use locations will not available.

Will the use of e-cigarettes be permitted?

No. The FDA does not consider e-cigarettes to be a safe nicotine delivery system or smoking cessation strategy, and their use is prohibited on university property for purposes of this policy.

What other products are prohibited?

It is the spirit and intent that the campus be smoke-free as well as tobacco/nicotine-free to preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment at the university. Therefore, such products as clove cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, and pipes will be prohibited.