Exception to policy

Smoking and all uses of tobacco are prohibited by system-wide UC policy. Both the smell of burning tobacco and the appearance of the act of smoking can trigger cravings in those who are trying to quit or have succeeded in breaking their nicotine addiction. Consequently, exceptions to the UCSC Smoke and Tobacco-Free policy are approved on a case-by-case basis and then only in very limited and specific circumstances. The benefits of such use must be weighed against the potential impact and the risk to campus health, safety, environmental, and fire before an exception may be granted. If an exception is being requested, complete the UCSC SMOKE & TOBACCO-FREE POLICY EXCEPTION REQUEST form, print, obtain division approval and send the completed form to tobaccofree@ucsc.edu.

Click here for the UCSC SMOKE & TOBACCO-FREE POLICY EXCEPTION REQUEST form