Loyola University Maryland

Student Health and Education Services

Loyola University Maryland is going smoke-free on July 1, 2019

Smoke-free CampusInspired by the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, Loyola University Maryland is committed to promoting a healthy and safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The purpose of this initiative is to reduce the health risks related to smoking and secondhand smoke for the campus community. Specific intentions include preventing students and employee smokers from developing a lifelong smoking habit, decreasing community exposure to secondhand smoke, and assisting those who wish to stop smoking. Smoke-free policies are becoming a standard to foster a healthy collegiate environment.

Timeline

2018

  • The smoke-free policy draft is presented and discussed with Student Government Association (SGA), Faculty Senate, President’s Cabinet, and other stakeholders
  • Policy is approved by the Loyola Conference, effective July 2019
  • Flyers, banners, and table-top signs around campus promote the smoke-free policy
  • Smoking cessation resources continue to be offered through Student Support and Wellness Promotion, Human Resources, and Maryland State resources.

2017

  • Loyola receives a grant from the American Cancer Society Tobacco Free Generation Campus Initiative
  • A campus-wide climate survey is conducted for all Loyola students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • A smoke-free policy is drafted, informed by survey results and campus meetings with facilities, faculty, students, and other campus partners

2016

  • A Smoke-free task force, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators, is formed 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will vape, e-cigs, and juuls be allowed?

Vape, e-cigs, and juuls will NOT be allowed. Vape and e-cigs have also been found to have harmful effects and contain nicotine as well. To learn more about the effects of e-cigs and vapes, visit the American Cancer Society.

What will the repercussions be for those smoking on campus?

Everyone is expected to respect the policy as in any other smoke-free facility. There will not be any fines for smoking on campus.

Resources

For information on quitting please visit:

Faculty & Employees:
Health and Benefits Unit
410-617-2354

Students:
Contact Zachary Hitchens in Student Support and Wellness Promotion
410-617-2928

Maryland State Resources:
Maryland Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
Smokingstopshere.com
Text2Quit.com

Questions? Comments? Ideas?

Contact us at lungs@loyola.edu.