Cigarette Smoke and Tobacco Use Policies
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University have the responsibility to provide a naturally safe, healthy and productive environment to all employees, students, residents and visitors. Research findings show that tobacco use in general, including smoking and breathing secondhand smoke, presents significant health hazard to the public. In addition to causing direct health hazards, smoking contributes to institutional costs in other ways, including high risk for fire damage, cleaning and maintenance, and costs associated with employee absenteeism, health care and medical insurance.
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University therefore have set the following policy regarding cigarette smoke and tobacco use:
This policy establishes the minimum requirements on CSB and SJU campuses. Campus units may choose to expand the policy with more stringent requirements. Check unit handbooks, operational guidelines and other plans specific to the area, for any additional requirements.
Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act (with Freedom to Breathe amendments)
Minnesota Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control
The American Lung Association "Quitting Smoking" Secondhand Smoke
Guide to quitting smoking
American Heart Association--1-800-AHA-USA1
Revised February 2013