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2021-2022 Student Handbook 
2021-2022 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

O. Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy

Georgia State University (“Georgia State”) is committed to providing a clean, healthy, and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The use of tobacco products is prohibited on all property owned, leased or used by Georgia State, including but not limited to all internal and external areas; parking garages and parking lots; and in Georgia State owned and/or leased vehicles. Such use is also prohibited within 25 feet of all Georgia State building entrances and exits. Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any other smoking devices that use tobacco, such as hookahs, or simulate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes.

The advertising, sale or free sampling of tobacco products on Georgia State property is also prohibited.


University Housing designates limited exterior smoking/tobacco use areas within the grounds of residential facilities.

This Policy does not prohibit the use of tobacco products for educational or research purposes.


Faculty, staff and students share the responsibility to promote a tobacco-free university community and therefore share in the responsibility of enforcement. Individuals observed smoking/using tobacco products are to be reminded in a professional and courteous manner of this Policy.

Georgia State reserves the right to initiate disciplinary procedures against any individual found to be in violation of this Policy in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct or Employee Handbook.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Tobacco cessation resources are available to assist students, faculty and staff.

Faculty and staff should contact: Faculty and Staff Assistance; 404-413-3342;
Students should contact: Student Health Promotion; 404-413-1577;

Approved - Administrative Council - October 8, 2014