As part of The City University of New York’s commitment to creating a healthy working and living environment, the use of all tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and vaping of any substances is strictly prohibited on the College of Staten Island campus pursuant to CUNY’s Revised Tobacco Policy. This includes inside buildings and anywhere outside on the campus. Smoking and vaping indoors are also violations of New York City and New York State laws as well.

Further, we have seen an increase in the number of complaints regarding vaping or “Juuling,” both inside buildings and on campus grounds. Please know that this is a prohibited activity under the policy.

We remind you of this policy and ask for your assistance in respectfully communicating it to our friends, colleagues, and visitors. A wealth of information concerning this initiative, including tobacco cessation resources, may be found on CSI’s Tobacco-Free and the University’s Healthy CUNY Websites. In addition, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Website includes information on 5 Truths You Need to Know About Vaping.

We recognize that nicotine is an addiction and offer free services to members of our community. CSI students who would like assistance may visit the CSI Health and Wellness Center located in the Campus Center (Building 1C). CSI faculty and staff who are interested in quitting are encouraged to contact the CUNY Work/Life Program, Deer Oaks at 855.492.3633.

We thank you for your continued support and cooperation in this matter.