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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the state law about smoking on a college campus?

Why is NIU smoke free?

What is the process for implementing the Smoke Free Campus Act?

How is the Smoke-Free NIU policy being communicated to campus groups and potential visitors?

How are the needs and perspectives of different people on campus being taken into account?

I currently smoke. Does this mean I have to quit?

Does Illinois’ smoke-free campus policy extend to other campus-owned property outside of the main campus?

Why are e-cigarettes prohibited?

Is smoking allowed in university vehicles?

How will people know where they can and can’t smoke?

Will there be designated smoking areas on campus?

What about University neighbors?

What is the fine for leaving butts on the ground? 

Can I smoke in a private vehicle that is parked on university property?

If I choose to continue to smoke and do not have enough time to leave campus to smoke what am I supposed to do?

Will smoking be allowed at football games, concerts, or other special events?

How will the policy be enforced?

Why should I comply?

Will there be consequences for violating the policy?

I supervise several employees who smoke. How will they manage under the new policy?

What help is there for quitting smoking?

Where can I get Nicotine Replacement Therapy?

What should I say to someone who is smoking on campus?