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Smoke-Free Campus

For reasons of public health and in compliance with Rhode Island state law, smoking is prohibited in any RISD building, including but not limited to classrooms, studios, hallways, residential facilities and buildings, restrooms, the library, museum and dining facilities. Smoking is also prohibited within RISD-owned or leased vehicles. Sale of cigarettes or tobacco products is prohibited on campus.

Those smoking outside RISD buildings must keep enough distance away from exits and entranceways to ensure the prevention of smoke migration into any RISD building.

Any questions you may have regarding this policy should be directed to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources; the Dean of Students; or the Environmental Health + Safety Manager. The success of this policy depends upon the cooperation of everyone. All faculty, staff and students share the responsibility for following the policy. Any problems should be referred to the appropriate department head or supervisor.

Resources for substance control (off campus) 

American Lung Association of Rhode Island 
The Lung Association offers Freedom from Smoking clinics, for a fee. Call 401-421-6487 or go online at www.lungusa.org.

American Cancer Society
The Cancer Society offers 4-6 telephone sessions for smoking cessation. Call 800-784-8669.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
401-438-8860; 800-439-8860 (only in RI)

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)


Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 

Community Organization for Drug Abuse Control (CODAC)

Rhode Island Division of Substance Abuse

Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism


Graduates let loose at the close of RISD's colorful outdoor Commencement.