Campus Smoking Policy - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Campus Smoking Policy

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology supports findings from the Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form, active or passive, is a significant health hazard. As a result, BFIT institutes a Campus Tobacco and Smoking Policy to support a safe and healthy learning and working environment.

For the purpose of this policy, the college defines ‘tobacco’ to include any lighted cigarette (tobacco, clove), cigars, pipes, hookah, or any other smoking products including e-cigarettes and vapor cigarette devices, and any smokeless, spit or spitless, dissolvable, or inhaled tobacco products, including but not limited to dip, chew, or snuff, in any form.

The policy applies to all students, employees, and visitors, with no exceptions. Smoking is allowed only in the designated area at BFIT (picnic area on the corner of Appleton and Tremont Street), where signage is posted, and never inside the facility. In addition, to lessen the effects of second-hand smoke, individuals smoking outside of college buildings are prohibited from smoking within 25 feet from exterior entrances, the plaza, operable windows or outdoor air-intakes, regardless if the smoking is on or off the college campus, including BFIT housing.