5.1.5 Smoking Regulations

Policy Section: Conditions of Employment

Policy Number and Title: 5.1.5 Smoking Regulations
Applicable to: All Regular Employees
Effective Date: July 1, 2015

Responsible Executive: Lianne Sullivan Crowley
Responsible Office: Office of Human Resources, Office of Environmental Health and Safety
                 Greg Cantrell, Associate Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Last Update: March 12, 2014

Policy Description

Princeton University is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free workplace and living environment. In order to protect the health and safety for all staff, faculty, students and visitors and in accordance with NJ regulation, the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act,” the University has established specific rules regarding smoking on campus, both indoors and outdoors, for all staff, faculty, students and visitors.
Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited by law and University policy in all workplaces and places of public access in University buildings and outdoor spaces within 25 feet of all such buildings, including but not limited to:
  • all academic, residential and administrative buildings and elevators
  • individual offices and rooms
  • athletic sporting facilities
  • spectator areas at outdoor University events
  • University-owned vehicles, shuttle buses and vans
  • dining facilities and bars
  • theaters and concert halls
  • partially-enclosed areas such as archways, weather protected ramps and tents
  • outdoor dining areas
 All smoking materials must be disposed of in appropriate receptacles.
To report any violations, staff and faculty should notify the Office of Human Resources. Questions, concerns or complaints about smoking on campus may also be directed to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.


Office of Human Resources
(609) 258-3300
Office of Environmental Health & Safety
(609) 258-5294

Update Log

Include NJ ban on e-cigarettes.
Align with policy changes to Rights, Rules, Responsibilities