Smoking and Tobacco Policy and Enforcement

The enforcement of this policy will be initially educational, focused on 1) informing all members of the UC Santa Barbara community and campus visitors of this new policy, and 2) cessation resources. The success of this policy depends upon the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of smokers and non-smokers alike. The administration and UCSB Smoke-Free Campus Steering Committee will review these enforcement strategies after the policy takes effect and determine if further enforcement protocols are necessary. All suggestions can be referred to the UCSB Smoke-Free Campus Steering Committee at info@tobaccofree.ucsb.edu

 

Non-compliance and Repeat Offenders

Through the authority provided in California Government Code 7597.1, the University reserves the right to initiate disciplinary procedures for repeated violations of the policy. Offenders will be referred to the appropriate campus contact as follows:

 

   Violation of Policy by:

   Referred to:

   Faculty Member    Academic Senate
   Staff Member    Unit Supervisor
   Student

   Student Affairs – Judicial Affairs Office

   Vendors/Contractors    Purchasing/Physical Facilities
   Visitors    UCSB Police
   Volunteers    Unit Supervisor

 

Retaliation

Retaliation against a person enforcing the campus policy will not be tolerated and should be reported to the appropriate campus contact noted above.

 

How to Approach Someone Violating the Adopted Policy

Respectfully approach the individual and inform them that as a system-wide policy, all UC Santa Barbara staff, faculty, students, visitors, and guests are required to follow it. Then ask them politely to comply. See the videos below for examples on how to approach someone violating the policy.

Smoke & Tobacco Free UC: Introduction

Smoke & Tobacco Free UC: Talking to a Co-worker

Smoke & Tobacco Free UC: Talking to a UC Visitor

Smoke & Tobacco Free UC: Talking to a student

Smoke & Tobacco Free UC: Supervisor Talking to an Employee

Smoke & Tobacco Free UC: Talking to a Belligerent Smoker

Smoke & Tobacco Free UC: Talking to an International Scholar