Welcome Back to Your Tobacco-Free Campus

Please be reminded that the use of all tobacco products is now strictly prohibited on the College of Staten Island campus pursuant to The City University of New York’s Revised Tobacco Policy. CSI has joined more than 420 colleges and universities across the country that have already enacted smoke-free or tobacco-free policies.

With its emphasis on respect for others and the environment, CUNY’s revised policy has received great support at the College from faculty, staff, and students. It is therefore incumbent upon all of us to take an active role in respectfully communicating the tobacco-free policy to our friends, colleagues, and visitors.

We invite you to share your thoughts and observations as we continue to educate people about this policy by reaching out via the Contact Us form on the CSI Tobacco-Free Webpage. As the College is in the process of assessing policy compliance across the campus, the information that you provide will prove very useful.

Additionally, the College’s Tobacco-Free Website contains a wealth of resources for quitting tobacco use, as does the University’s Healthy CUNY Website.

Students who wish assistance may visit the CSI Health and Wellness Center located in the Campus Center (Building 1C). Faculty and staff who are interested in quitting are encouraged to contact the CUNY Work/Life Program at 800.833.8707.

For additional information and policy questions visit the Tobacco-Free CUNY Website.

We thank you for your continued support and cooperation in this matter, and wish you a happy and healthy fall semester.

 

Welcome Back to Your Tobacco-Free Campus!

Welcome Back to Your Tobacco-Free Campus!

As you are aware, smoking and the use of all tobacco products are now strictly prohibited on the College of Staten Island campus as per the College’s July 1, 2012 implementation of CUNY’s Revised Tobacco Policy. These policies are part of a growing national trend and have been implemented out of respect for others and the environment.

We invite you to share your thoughts and observations regarding cigarette litter and second-hand smoke by reaching out via the Contact Us form on the CSI Tobacco-Free webpage.  As the College is in the process of assessing policy compliance across the campus, the information you provide will prove very useful.

Additionally, the College’s Tobacco-Free website contains a wealth of resources for quitting tobacco use, as does the University’s Healthy CUNY website. Students who wish assistance may visit the CSI Health and Wellness Center located in the Campus Center. Faculty and staff who are interested in quitting are encouraged to contact the CUNY Work/Life Program online or (800) 833-8707.

We wish you a happy and healthy fall semester.

Thank you.

-The CSI Tobacco-Free Environment Task Force

For additional information visit the Tobacco-Free CUNYwebsite.

 

CSI Is Now Tobacco-Free

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

I am pleased to remind you that effective July 1, 2012, the use of all tobacco products is now strictly prohibited on the College of Staten Island campus pursuant to The City University of New York’s Revised Tobacco Policy. CSI now joins over 420 colleges and universities across the country that have already enacted smoke-free or tobacco-free policies.

With its emphasis on respect for others and the environment, CUNY’s revised policy has received great support at the College from faculty, staff, and students. It is therefore incumbent upon all of us to take an active role in respectfully communicating the tobacco-free policy to our friends, colleagues, and visitors. A wealth of information concerning this initiative, including tobacco cessation resources, can be found on CSI’s Tobacco-Free and the University’s Healthy CUNY Websites.

On behalf of all of the College’s constituents, I thank you for your continued support and cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,

Tomás D. Morales, PhD
President

Days away from a Healthier Campus!

As you are aware, smoking and the use of all tobacco products will be strictly prohibited on the College of Staten Island campus beginning July 1, 2012, as per the college’s Implementation Plan of CUNY’s Revised Tobacco Policy.

These policies have been implemented out of respect for others and the environment.

A Tobacco-Free CSI will:

–Help keep our campus beautiful by reducing a known source of toxic litter

–Protect our students, faculty, staff, and visitors of all ages from the unwelcomed, involuntary and harmful exposure to second-hand smoke, third-hand smoke, and tobacco product refuse

–Create a supportive environment for those who are trying to become free of tobacco and nicotine use

–Establish a healthier environment for everyone

The College’s Tobacco-Free website contains a wealth of resources for quitting tobacco use, as does the University’s Healthy CUNY website.

Students who wish assistance may visit the CSI Health and Wellness Center located in the Campus Center for additional assistance.

Faculty and staff that are interested in quitting are encouraged to contact the CUNY Work/Life Program online or (800) 833-8707.

 

-The Tobacco-Free Environment Task Force

 

FAQ #2

What does tobacco-free mean?

The policy prohibits the use of tobacco on all grounds and facilities under CUNY’s jurisdiction — indoor and outdoor– as well as tobacco industry promotions and marketing on campus properties, and tobacco industry sponsorship of athletic events and athletes. The Board’s resolution updates and supersedes the University’s previous policy, which prohibited smoking inside all facilities, including vehicles operated by the University.

Please visit the online FAQ’s for answers to additional questions.

 

Our Campus Becomes Tobacco-Free Sunday July 1

Effective Sunday, July 1, 2012, smoking and the use of all tobacco products will be strictly prohibited on the College of Staten Island campus, as per CUNY’s Revised Tobacco Policy.

This policy has been implemented out of respect for others and the environment. This initiative is subject to the enforcement/compliance provisions set forth in CSI’s Tobacco Free Campus Implementation Plan, and the College will continue to emphasize health education and cooperation from the campus community.

If you would like help with quitting tobacco use, a wealth of resources is available online from the CSI Cessation Resources Webpage and the University’s Healthy CUNY Website. You can also find information on a healing timeline, second-hand smoke, and third-hand smoke.

If you have any questions, please visit CUNY’s FAQ page. Thank you for respecting the July 1 implementation of CUNY’s Tobacco-Free policy at CSI.

 

 

 

Designated Smoking Areas in Effect

Welcome back to CSI!

Please be reminded that effective July 1, 2012, smoking and the use of all tobacco products will be strictly prohibited on the College of Staten Island campus, as per the CUNY Revised Tobacco Policy.

For the remainder of this academic year, the current Designated Smoking Areas at CSI remain in effect, and compliance among all faculty, staff, and students is required. Individuals smoking in non-designated areas will begin to receive Warning Violation notices.

These policies have been implemented out of respect for others and the environment, and your cooperation is greatly appreciated and essential to the success of this initiative. If you would like help with quitting tobacco use, a wealth of resources are available online from the CSI Cessation Resources webpage and the University’s Healthy CUNY website. You can also find information on a healing timeline, second-hand smoke, and third-hand smoke.

Thank you for your continued assistance, and we wish you a very successful semester.

Designated Smoking Areas in Effect Throughout Campus

The Tobacco-Free Environment Task Force welcomes you back to campus. We are pleased to remind everyone that pursuant to CUNY’s Revised Tobacco Policy, Designated Smoking Areas are in effect at the College of Staten Island.

Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited in all other areas of the campus, including in all vehicles on College property.

Please visit the links of the Tobacco-Free Website for information concerning the location of the designated smoking areas, smoking cessation resources, and the implementation of this initiative as we move toward becoming a tobacco-free campus July 2012.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Designated Smoking Areas Are Now in Effect

Pursuant to CUNY’s Revised Tobacco Policy, Designated Smoking Areas are now in effect at the College of Staten Island.  Smoking and the use of  tobacco products is strictly prohibited in all other areas of the campus, including in all vehicles on College property.

Please visit the links of the Tobacco-Free Website for information concerning the location of the designated smoking areas, smoking cessation resources, and the implementation of this initiative as we move toward becoming a tobacco-free campus July 2012.

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