University of California, Riverside

Tobacco Free

Tobacco Policy Enforcement

Smoking and Tobacco Policy Enforcement

Individuals who violate the Smoke/Tobacco-Free policy will likely do so because they are unaware of it. Therefore, the first level of enforcement action will be to respectfully inform the individual about the policy and ask them politely to comply. The success of this policy depends upon the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of smokers and nonsmokers alike.

How to Approach Someone Violating the Policy

Respectfully approach the individual and inform them that as a system-wide policy, all UCR staff, faculty, students, visitors, and guests are required to follow it, and violations may lead to disciplinary action. Then ask them politely to comply.

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. Visitors to campus may be asked to leave.

Offenders will be referred to the appropriate supervisor/organization as follows:

Violation of Policy by:Referred to:
Faculty Member Academic Senate
Staff Member Unit Supervisor
Volunteers Unit Supervisor
Student Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Programs
and Housing Judicial Committee
Visitors UC Police
Vendors/Contractors Purchasing/Architects & Engineers/Physical Plant


Reprisal against people enforcing the campus policy will not be tolerated and should be reported to the appropriate supervisor.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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