University of Guam is a Tobacco Free and Smoke Free Campus
Article VI. Policies Common to Administrators, Faculty, Staff and Students
F. TOBACCO-FREE POLICY
Pursuant to Board of Regents Resolution No. 13-24, the University of Guam (UOG) has a total ban on the sales, smoking and the distribution and use of tobacco and tobacco-based products on the UOG Campus, and properties.
The purpose of this policy is to protect the public health and welfare by prohibiting smoking and the use of tobacco products or simulated smoking devices, including but not limited to E-cigarettes, on the UOG campus and properties; to guarantee the right of nonsmokers to breathe smoke-free air, while recognizing that the need to breathe smoke-free air shall have priority over the desire to smoke; and to encourage a healthier, more productive living/learning environment for all members of our University community.
Copies of this policy shall be distributed to all University employees and shall be included with information given to all admitted students. Announcements shall also be printed in campus newspapers to insure that everyone understands the policy. All contracts with activities or services on campus or University properties shall also reflect this policy in writing with intent to actively announce and enforce compliance. Signs prohibiting smoking and the use of tobacco products shall be posted at points of entry to the University of Guam campus and at all University of Guam building entrances. No ashtrays shall be provided at any location on University properties. No tobacco products or paraphernalia shall be sold or distributed as samples on university grounds, either in vending machines or any area on campus or on University properties.
The success of this policy will depend on the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of smokers and nonsmokers. All students and University employees share in the responsibility for adhering to this policy. Violations of this policy will be addressed in accordance with UOG disciplinary procedures and other enforcement action as permitted by UOG policy.
Tobacco cessation programs and other resources to assist and encourage individuals who wish to quit using tobacco products will be made available by UOG. Questions regarding this policy and its enforcement should be handled through existing departmental administrative channels and administrative procedures.
Tobacco-related advertising or sponsorship shall not be permitted on UOG properties at UOG-sponsored events, or in publications produced by the University of Guam, with the exception of advertising in a newspaper or magazine that is not produced by the UOG and which is lawfully sold, bought, or distributed on UOG properties. For the purposes of this policy
Individuals and/or businesses convicted of violating Guam law regarding prohibitions of smoking are subject to significant fines and penalties, in accordance with 10 GCA Ch. 90 Natasha Protection Act of 2005 or other related mandates.