Tobacco Use on the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus
Beginning Fall 2015
Tobacco use on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is now restricted to a limited number of designated parking lots.
The SUNY Plattsburgh Tobacco-Restricted Campus Policy takes effect Aug. 15, 2015 and includes all tobacco and tobacco-derived products intended for human consumption, including but not limited to: tobacco and clove cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah-smoked products, bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes or “vapes,” smokeless tobacco or “chew,” and snus.
It does not include cessation products specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in treating nicotine or tobacco dependence.
Who Does This Impact?
The policy applies to all members of the college community, including faculty, staff, students, volunteers, trainees, consultants, contracted staff, vendors, guests and visitors.
The policy does not imply that individuals must quit using tobacco products. It implies that they must restrict the use of those products to the designated locations.
Non-compliance during the first year of the policy’s implementation will prompt an educational response. Starting Aug. 1, 2016, violators will be referred to the appropriate department for review and resolution. For employees, this will be in accordance with their collective bargaining agreements.
There will be situations where tobacco use will be permitted on college grounds. These include scientific studies that require participants to use tobacco; tobacco use as part of traditional Native American spiritual or cultural ceremonies; and theater productions where actors and actresses are permitted to use tobacco as part of the performance.
Tobacco-restriction signs will be erected in parking lots across campus.
Permitted-use Areas (Map)
The main parking lot in front of the Field House and the parking lot to the west of the Field House prior to driving to Chip Cummings Field:
- Lots 2, 7, 11, 26 and 28 — signed for faculty and staff parking
- Lots 4A, 8, 12, 21 and 27 — signed for off-campus students parking
- Lots 18 and 20 — signed for on-campus students parking
We've assembled a list of Frequently Asked Questions About Campus Tobacco Use to help the campus transition to the new policy.
For more information on the tobacco restriction policy, contact
Kehoe Building, 6th Floor
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681
Phone: (518) 564-2280
Fax: (518) 564-3284