Why is the university waiting a year for implementation?
It is important to take time to communicate the policy to our campus community. We also want to take time to make sure information and resources, including tobacco use cessation classes, are available to our students, faculty and staff.
What is considered campus?
Campus includes any and all Cameron buildings, property and vehicles. University parking lots are included in this policy, which means smoking in a vehicle parked on campus is a violation of the policy. This includes the Lawton and Duncan campuses.
What resources will be made available?
Dr. Joe Langley will offer tobacco use cessation classes during fall, spring and summer sessions. Additionally, information and resources will be available in Student Services, Human Resources and Public Affairs. The university’s insurance provider, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, offers incentives for tobacco cessation. Other community agencies also make resources, including gums and patches, available at no charge. There will be ongoing communication on resources available for you.
How will the policy be enforced?
While our goal is compliance based on our commitment to a healthy campus culture that is free of tobacco, violations will be reported and violators may be fined.