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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
Association offers Freedom from Smoking clinics, for a fee. Call 401-421-6487
or go online at www.lungusa.org.
American Cancer Society
Society offers 4-6 telephone sessions for smoking cessation. Call 800-784-8669.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
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