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Procedure

Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus Exception Requirements

Administrative Procedure

Scientific Studies

For scientific studies that require participants to use tobacco, researchers must:

Traditional Native American spiritual or cultural ceremonies held indoors

Traditional Native American spiritual or cultural use of tobacco is permitted without prior approval. To ensure that traditional Native American spiritual or cultural ceremonies held indoors do not inadvertently activate fire alarms or sprinkler systems, event organizers must contact the Facilities Management District Team Manager for their area and apply for a "Hot Work Permit" a minimum of one week in advance of the use. Facilities Management staff will work with the applicant to determine how to best accommodate the exception.

Theatrical Productions

For theatrical productions where actors and actresses use tobacco as part of the theatrical performance, theater staff must:

  • provide notice of tobacco use in a performance to patrons in advance;
  • include notice of tobacco use in performance programs; and
  • contact the Facilities Management District Team Manager for their area and apply for a "Hot Work Permit" a minimum of one week in advance of the first performance.

Facilities Management staff will work with the applicant to determine how to best accommodate the exception.

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