Smoking on Campus

By Bill Affonso, Auxiliary and Facilities Services Officer -Planning, Operations & MaintenanceNo smoking sign

Effective January 2003, the University of Hawaiʻi System established a non-smoking policy which applies to the entire University Community including, faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Smoking is prohibited in the following areas:

A.  All interior space owned, rented, or leased by the University

B.  In building courtyards, breezeways, and terraces, on exterior stairways and access ramps, and outdoor dining patios, terraces, and lanais

C.  Within 20 feet of building entrances, exits, air intake ducts, vents, and windows of buildings that are not air conditioned

D.  Within 50 feet of designated pick-up and drop-off points for campus and public bus transportation.

E.  Within the gates of the universityʻs outdoor sports and performing arts stadiums and arenas, including walkways, corridors, and seating ares

F.  Any area that has been designated by the person having control of the area as a non-smoking area and marked with a no smoking sign

If you have any questions, you may access UHS Tobacco Products Policy:

Hawaii Smoke Free Law (State Department of Health website):


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