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When did the smoke-free policy start?

Don't we already have a smoke-free policy? How is this policy any different?

Why did DU choose to go smoke free?

Where can I find the actual policy?

Does the policy prohibit the use of all smoke-producing products, or only cigarettes?

Whom does this policy affect?

What facilities are exempt?

Does this policy apply to city-owned streets, sidewalks and right-of-ways?

Does the policy affect facilities off the main area of campus?

What is the policy for events on campus at outdoor stadiums? Will the policy remain in effect on weekends, too?

Will parking garages and surface lots be smoke free as well?

Can I smoke in my own car?

What happens if the policy is violated?

What should I do if I see someone smoking?

How will enforcement be handled?

Who's in charge of enforcing this policy?

What are the consequences for employees who violate the policy?

Will the police come if called? And what are the consequences?

Isn't this a violation of my civil rights?

Is there a plan for dealing with employees who cross the street from campus/campus property to smoke? How will business owners deal with this?

Is there a plan for dealing with an increase in litter (e.g., cigarette butts in parking lots and other areas)?

Should managers/supervisors talk to employees about the policy?

How are visitors notified about the smoke-free policy?

As an employee or student, do I have to quit smoking?

I have tried to quit on my own and have not been successful. Are there any medications that may be able to help me?

Can I use the money I put aside in my Flex Spending Account (FSA) benefit to pay for costs related to smoking-cessation aids and counseling not covered by insurance?

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