Student Government Association and Relay For Life are partnering together to create a healthier environment for our student body by implementing a smoke-free policy here at Virginia Tech. We believe that Virginia Tech deserves to have the healthiest and safest atmosphere that it can for its students, staff, faculty, alumni and visitors.
Our goal for this petition is to raise awareness and demonstrate concern about this public health and environmental issue on our campus.
Please share with your fellow Hokies to raise awareness for this important cause.
DEFINITION: For the purposes of this policy: Smoking is defined as the use of smoke-producing tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, mini-cigars, and hookah. E-Cigarette use or Vaping is defined by the use of electronic smoking devices or electronic nicotine delivery systems, which will be considered smoke-producing products in future policy.The use of these smoke-producing products will be restricted in residence halls, academic buildings, and other university facilities. FDA-approved cessation aids, such as nicotine patches and gum, are not included in this category.
We recognize exceptions for the following: smoking inside one’s own vehicle; and/or Religious ceremonies; and/or Research purposes in a controlled laboratory setting.