Smoking and Tobacco Use

  1. UNC Asheville is committed to providing employees and students with a safe and healthful environment. Evidence shows that tobacco use in general, including smoking and breathing secondhand smoke, constitutes a significant health hazard.
  2. ​​In accordance with the NC General Statute §143-596 and the University Smoking Policy, smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in all University buildings and facilities, including residence halls. Smoking is also prohibited in all outdoor areas within the University Heights loop around campus. Smoking is also prohibited within 100 feet of University buildings, outdoor athletic facilities, and outdoor recreation facilities.
  3. Smoking is defined as burning or vaporizing any type of tobacco or nicotine product including, but not limited to: cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, bidis, vape pens, and mods.
  4. For more information, see the Smoking on Campus Policy.
  5. Cessation Support: Smoking cessation support and referrals, particularly nicotine replacement therapy, will be offered to students through the Health and Counseling Center and to employees through the Human Resources Office.