To have a tobacco/nicotine-free campus means that there would be a ban on all smoking and vaping on all Cornell property, e.g., all buildings, the Arts Quad, East Avenue, etc.
The University Assembly (UA) will soon decide whether or not to recommend to President Pollack that we have a tobacco/nicotine-free campus. The UA intends to be advised by a survey that will be made available to all students, employees, and faculty in September of this year (2019).
In the meantime, we invite all members of the Cornell community to share their thoughts on this topic. To provide a little focus, we identify three areas of discussion, and invite you to post a comment below:
- What is your opinion of the current policy on smoking?
- Do you think it is a good idea to ban smoking across the campus? Why or why not?
- If a campus-wide ban is adopted, what "help-you-quit" or related services should the university provide?