Since Aug. 1, 2004, University policy has prohibited smoking on campus except in designated smoking areas. The objective is to promote health and to protect everyone on campus from a major health concern: environmental tobacco smoke (also known as secondhand smoke).
Beginning Sept. 8, 2015, SF State's Smoke-Free
policy includes e-cigarettes/vapes.
Those violating the policy will be subject to a $58 fine.
Environmental tobacco smoke is recognized as the third-leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
E-cigarettes are not regulated and have not been approved by the FDA for use as smoking-cessation aids. The long-term effects of using them remain unknown.
To learn more about why and how you should quit smoking, visit Student Health Services' smoking and tobacco-use cessation page.