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The University of South Carolina Upstate is dedicated to
providing a safe, healthful, comfortable and productive learning, living and
working environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. According
to the World Health Organization (WHO), direct smoking is currently responsible
for approximately 3.5 million deaths worldwide each year. The
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that Environmental Tobacco Smoke
(ETS) is responsible for an estimated 53,000 deaths per year in
nonsmokers. In addition, the 1986 US Surgeon General’s Report entitled, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking, concluded
the following: Involuntary smoking is a cause of disease,
including lung cancer, in healthy nonsmokers. The simple separation of
smokers and nonsmokers within the same airspace may reduce, but does not
eliminate, the exposure of the nonsmoker to ETS. In addition to
causing direct health and environmental hazards, smoking contributes to
institutional costs in other ways, including fire damage, cleaning and
maintenance costs and costs associated with employee absenteeism, health care
and medical insurance.
In light of this
information, and as part of a global wellness initiative for the University,
USC Upstate shall become a completely tobacco-free and
smoke-free campus. The policy expands
the 2011 smoke-free/tobacco-free policy to include the use of electronic
cigarettes (e-cigarettes) of any kind (either prescribed or non-prescribed electronic
nicotine delivery devices). The intent of
this policy is to create an environment that is conducive to quitting tobacco
use, promoting the prevention of tobacco use and preventing the risks
associated with exposure to secondhand smoke and vapors. This will be supported by ongoing
communications and cessation programs for those who desire to quit or abstain
from tobacco. Enforcement for the policy
is the responsibility of each member of the USC Upstate community. Faculty, staff and students are expected to
enforce the policy for their facilities and/or sponsored activities.
The provisions of this policy apply 24 hours a day, seven
days a week to all students, faculty, staff, visitors, volunteers, contractors
and vendors unless otherwise noted.
This policy will be communicated to the campus community
The university will offer resources and support to assist
those tobacco users who desire to quit or abstain from using tobacco. Tobacco cessation resources and programs will
be promoted or offered for university students, faculty and staff. Many of these programs are offered at little
to no cost. Referrals may be made to
Health Services at (864) 503-5191. Additional resources are outlined on the Tobacco-Free Upstate website, www.uscupstate.edu/smokefree.
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The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?