Official Policy

Official Policy

Tobacco-free Policy

ASU recognizes that tobacco use is a public health hazard and is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable and productive living, learning and working environment. ASU is among over 1,000 colleges and universities that are 100% tobacco-free, and among over 1,500 colleges and universities that are 100% smokefree.

As of Aug. 1, 2013, the use of tobacco is prohibited on university property, facilities, grounds, parking structures, university-owned vehicles and structures owned or leased by the university. In order to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors from the health hazards of secondhand smoke, ASU will begin tobacco-free policy enforcement in June 2015.


Current Policy: Aug. 1, 2013

ACD 804: Tobacco-free Campus Policy


Updated Tobacco-free Policy: Effective July 1, 2019

Smoking* and the use of smokeless tobacco products, including all electronic smoking devices**, are prohibited in or on all university:

  1. owned property
  2. leased property
  3. facilities
  4. grounds
  5. parking structures (including in privately owned vehicles)
  6. university-owned vehicles

Exceptions are:

  1. privately owned vehicles (on public roads) 
  2. leased university residences that have been designated as smoking.

*ASU defines “smoking” as the burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from, the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, hookah, water pipes, or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked, or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device.

**ASU defines “electronic smoking devices”, for the purpose of this policy, as devices that simulate smoking through inhalation of vapor or aerosol from the device, including e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e- pipes, vape pens, and all forms of smoking tobacco.


For more information about the ASU Tobacco-Free Initiative, please email