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Smoking on College Premises Policy

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For students, faculty and professional staff, contracted service personnel and vendors, and campus visitors

In order to promote the health and safety, comfort, and well-being of all members of the College community, Franklin & Marshall prohibits smoking:

  • inside all buildings on campus, including academic and administrative buildings, the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center, and the Steinman College Center,
  • in all indoor public areas and restrooms,
  • in shared as well as private offices,
  • in College Houses / residence halls,
  • at all indoor and outdoor athletic events,
  • inside College vans, chartered buses, or other College vehicles used for mass transportation,
  • within 30 feet of the entrance or exit to any administrative or academic building on campus, and within 30 feet of windows and air intakes.

Lighted smoking materials and electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes") are not permitted in any indoor areas of the College, including offices, conference rooms, dining areas, libraries, theaters, break rooms, restrooms, warehouses, garages, and Houses / residence halls, as well as in College vans and other College vehicles.

Smokers are expected to dispose of smoking materials properly and safely in trash receptacles provided for this purpose.

Resources for those who wish to quit smoking:

  • The College's health plan administrator, Highmark Blue Shield, offers various online and community health and wellness related workshops. For further details, please click here: Smoking Cessation Assistance
  • The Employee Assistance Program provides full-time College employees with access to a network of counselors who will provide assistance with smoking cessation efforts.  Please see Employee Assistance Program for further details, or call (877) 622-4327.  
  • Students may contact Appel Health Services and/or Counseling Services for counseling, referral, and information about smoking cessation.
  • The American Lung Association, (717) 397-5203,, provides information pertaining to quitting smoking.
  • Information and resources can be found at, or by calling (800) QUIT NOW.
  • Your family physician can provide information about smoking cessation programs and treatments.

Policy Maintained by:  Human Resources, Director

Last Reviewed: June  14, 2013