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Frequently Asked Questions


Clemson is committed to promoting a healthy, safe and attractive environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors on university property. This policy will promote a healthy environment, minimize the negative effects of passive smoke and tobacco use, maximize fire safety and promote wellness and good health habits on or within university property

All forms of tobacco and smoke-related products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, water pipes (hookah), kreteks, bidis, electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff and any non-FDA approved nicotine delivery device.

All students, faculty, staff, university affiliates, contractors and visitors.

As of July 1, 2015, at least 1,577 colleges and universities also have tobacco-free policies, including TriCounty Technical College, Anderson University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Arkansas, the University of Florida, and the University of Kentucky. 

Clemson’s tobacco-free policy does not prohibit people from using tobacco. It prohibits them from using tobacco on university property.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), located in Redfern Health Center, offers free and confidential tobacco cessation counseling and is available for students who are dealing with stress and anxiety related to quitting tobacco.


Medical providers at Redfern Health Center can write prescriptions for nicotine replacement therapies such as nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers and nasal spray. Providers can also write prescriptions for Bupropion (Zyban) or Varenicline (Chantix). Students can fill prescriptions in the pharmacy at Redfern Health Center, and the cost of these medications is covered by most insurance plans.


A full list of state and national programs to help students quit smoking is available here.

For subscribers of the State Health Plan or BlueChoice Health Plan, The Quit for Life Program is a FREE program designed to help you get ready to quit, take action to quit, and never smoke again. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Alere Wellbeing, a professionally trained Quit Coach will help you stop smoking. For more information about this program, click here. Along with your own personal Quit Coach, you will also have access to an online Web Coach, FREE quitting aids, and a quit guide. You can enroll online or call 1-866-QUIT4LIFE. There is no cost to eligible enrollees.


For CIGNA HMO subscribers, the CIGNA Quit Today Tobacco Cessation Program is available by calling the number on the back of your CIGNA ID card. You will be able to work one-on-one with a dedicated health advocate to create a personal quit plan and improve your lifestyle.

Nicotine replacement products are available for purchase at Redfern pharmacy and will be soon at on campus convenience stores.

No, all of Clemson University property is tobacco-free.

It is the responsibility of all members of the university community to comply with this policy. All members of the university community are encouraged to respectfully inform others about the tobacco policy in a continuing effort to promote compliance and enhance awareness of this policy.

 

Smoking or other use of tobacco products is prohibited in all interior spaces, and violators will be subject to university disciplinary action in addition to any applicable penalty or sanction provided for by law, regulation, or university policy.

 

Interior spaces include all university property which is: (a) Within the exterior walls of, or within 25 feet of the exterior of, any leased building, structure, or enclosure; (b) within any university-owned or leased vehicle; (c) on or within covered or enclosed or partly enclosed walkways connected to buildings; and (d) within the boundaries of, or within 25 feet of the boundary of, any intramural field or University Athletics facility, structure, enclosure, field, complex, or practice area whether it be enclosed, partially enclosed, or open air.

 

If someone is seen smoking or otherwise using any tobacco product in exterior space, the user may be reminded of this policy and per the Enforcement Actions relative to this Policy, user may be asked to defer to the Policy by ceasing use of and appropriately discarding the tobacco product.  In addition, the user may be subject to other applicable laws, regulations or University policies beyond this Policy regarding the specific Exterior Space where the user is using the tobacco product, and the terms of those other laws, regulations or University Policies would apply with regard to appropriate enforcement action in Exterior Spaces.

If you see someone smoking or otherwise using any tobacco product in exterior space, you may remind him/her of this policy and request that he/she comply by ceasing use of and appropriately discarding the tobacco product.

No tobacco is allowed on university property. Tobacco is strictly prohibited in university owned vehicles and personal vehicles within the boundaries of or within 25 feet of the boundary of any intramural field or University Athletics facility, structure, enclosure, field, complex, or practice area whether it be enclosed, partially enclosed, or open air.