The New York State Clean Indoor Air Act became effective July 24, 2003. This
law, which amends Public Health Law Article 13-E (Regulation of Smoking in
Certain Public Areas), requires every employer in the State to provide
smoke-free work areas for all employees in the workplace.
In accordance with the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act, the college smoking policy,
originally in effect since January 5, 1990, is revised effective July 24,
2003. It is the college's policy to comply with all sections of this Act
and, therefore, smoking is prohibited in all college buildings and vehicles.
It is the responsibility of all members of the college community to observe this
smoking policy. Since the college is legally responsible for compliance with
this State law, the following enforcement system will be used if necessary.
The person with direct supervision of an area is responsible for requesting
compliance. If a person refuses to stop smoking in a non-smoking area, after
receiving such a request, University Police will be notified. University Police
will assess the situation and, if necessary, complete a State Incident Report
Copies of the SIR will be sent to the Environmental Health and Safety Office and
- Students: A copy is forwarded to the Student Judicial System for
review and action.
- Faculty/Staff: A copy is forwarded to the individualís supervisor who
will be responsible for speaking to the individual and his/her violation of
college policy. Violations of the college policy may result in disciplinary
action pursuant to the applicable collective bargaining agreements.
- Visitors/Guests: In the event of non-compliance, University Police
will be notified and take appropriate action.
Revised June 14, 2007