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Self-Enforcement Communications Guidelines

CSU believes that creating a supportive, positive, and healthy environment for the entire campus is a shared responsibility. We encourage students, staff, faculty, and visitors to promote compliance with the policy.girl with no smoking sign

Approaching Someone Who is Using Tobacco

As members of the University community, we all play an important role in communicating about the changes to CSU’s smoking policy. If you see someone smoking or using e-cigarettes in a smoke-free area, you are encouraged to remind them of the new policy if you feel comfortable doing so. If you do approach someone, please do so in a friendly, respectful manner; the person may not be aware of the policy. If someone becomes agitated or hostile upon being approached, please do not escalate the situation: simply walk away. If the situation escalates to the point where you feel threatened or endangered, please call 911.

These scenarios and scripts are designed to help members of the University community remind people of the changes to the campus smoking policy.

  • Situation: You see a person smoking or using e-cigarettes in a designated smoke-free area.
  • Response: Hello, my name is _______, and I am an (employee, student) here at CSU. I want to let you know that we now have designated smoke-free areas. All students, staff, faculty, and visitors are prohibited from smoking and using electronic cigarettes along Center Avenue Mall, in residence hall outdoor common areas, and within 25 feet of doors and windows. This new policy went into effect in April of 2015. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

  • Situation: “Where am I allowed to smoke?”
  • Response: CSU changed its smoking policy last spring and smoking isn’t allowed along Center Avenue Mall, in residence hall outdoor common areas, and within 25 feet of doors and windows. All students, staff, faculty, and visitors are prohibited from smoking and using electronic cigarettes in those areas. Receptacles can be found along the borders of the Mall and in other areas of campus that are not designated as smoke free. You can find a map of the smoke-free areas online at ____________________________. Thank you for respecting our policy.

 

  • Situation: When you are making arrangements with a vendor or contractor:
  • Response: I would like to let you know in advance that Colorado State University has designated smoke-free areas. We respectfully ask that representatives from your organization refrain from smoking and using electronic cigarettes in those areas. You can find a map online at __________________.

 

  • Situation: You want to proactively communicate the policy to prospective employees and prospective students and their families prior to their visit to the CSU campus.
  • Response: I would like to let you know in advance that CSU has designated smoke-free areas including along Center Avenue Mall, in residence hall outdoor common areas, and within 25 feet of doors and windows. All students, staff, faculty, and visitors are prohibited from smoking and using electronic cigarettes in those areas. Thank you for respecting our policy.

Adapted from the University of Minnesota