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F&M Smoking Policy Aims to Promote Health

Franklin & Marshall College’s modified smoking policy prohibits smoking in or near any campus building.

The policy aims to make F&M a healthy campus for all, said Nancy Eshleman, director of Human Resources.

“It’s designed to encourage people to consider not smoking and to ensure that nonsmokers don’t have to encounter tobacco smoke on campus,” Eshleman said.

Specifically, the policy 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 and private offices
  • in College Houses/residence halls
  • at all indoor and outdoor athletic events

The policy also bans smoking within 30 feet of the entrance or exit of any building on campus.

The policy applies to all students, faculty, professional staff, contracted service personnel, vendors and campus visitors. “We are relying on the good will of members of the College community to abide by the policy,” Eshleman said.

If you do choose to smoke, outside and away from campus buildings, please dispose of smoking materials properly and safely in a trash receptacle.

To read the College Smoking Policy, click on the link. The page provides a list of resources to help smokers quit.