Designated Smoking Areas: Policy
Lewis & Clark College takes seriously its obligation to provide a safe, healthy environment for all community members and guests. The institution acknowledges and supports the findings of the Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form, active and/or passive, is a significant health hazard. The institution further accepts that environmental tobacco smoke has been classified as a Class-A carcinogen, and that there is no safe level of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
The new smoking policy was crafted in response to a 2008 survey in which 73% of responding community members (faculty, staff and students) wanted a change in where people smoke on campus. The most common complaint was that too many community members are being exposed to second-hand smoke near buildings or along paths of travel. Thirty-two percent of respondents preferred a change to designated smoking areas, 21% preferred the campus go smoke-free, and 20% favored stricter enforcement of the smoking policy.
To view the new smoking policy, please visit the Human Resources website.
The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness is located in room 012 of Odell Residence Hall on the Undergraduate Campus.
Associate Director for Health PromotionMelissa Osmond
Office of Health Promotion and Wellness
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 182
Portland, OR 97219