Tobacco-Free Policy

Summary of Policy

The policy prohibits use of any tobacco or nicotine-delivery products by students, staff, faculty, or visitors on any property owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth.  The policy applies to all indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including common areas, conference rooms, residential space, on- and off-campus housing controlled or managed by the College, fraternities and sororities, parking lots, Dartmouth-owned or leased vehicles, and any public streets or sidewalks within 20 feet of a Dartmouth building.

Affected Parties

All Groups

Policy Statement

Applies to: All persons present on Dartmouth property, including but not limited to employees (faculty and staff), students, consultants, contractors, and visitors

Dartmouth Tobacco-Free Policy Statement

Smoking and the use of tobacco products (to include smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth with no exceptions. This includes, but is not limited to, all indoor and outdoor areas and properties. Indoor areas and properties include, but are not limited to, all common areas, elevators, hallways, Dartmouth-owned or leased vehicles, garages, restrooms, cafeterias or dining areas, residential spaces, employee lounges, conference rooms, and meeting rooms. Outdoor areas include, but are not limited to, parking lots, grounds, rooftops, plazas, courtyards, entrance ways and exit ways, and sports/recreational areas. Where Dartmouth buildings are adjacent to public sidewalks or streets, smoking and the use of tobacco products is prohibited on those public sidewalks and streets within twenty (20) feet of the entrance to the building.

The tobacco-free policy covers all smoking methods and the use of any tobacco-based product, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, hookahs, chewing tobacco, snuff, snus, dissolvable tobacco, and electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes, vaping products, and IQOS.

Compliance with this policy is the responsibility of all members and guests of the Dartmouth community. Any person with concerns about the implementation of or compliance with this policy should refer the matter to their immediate supervisor, manager, or dean for resolution. If the matter cannot be resolved at this level, the concern should be referred to the Office of Human Resources, Staff and Labor Relations, or the appropriate dean or vice president.

Policy ID


Effective Date

December 1, 2006

Last Revised Date

March 18, 2021


Office of the President

Office of Primary Responsibility

Office of Human Resources (HR)

Last Reviewed Date

May 31, 2023

Next Review Date