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University Policy Promotes a Healthy Learning and Work Environment

Indiana University Northwest was one of the first universities in Northwest Indiana to ban the use or sale of all tobacco products when the entire IU Northwest campus went “Tobacco Free”.

Tobacco-Free Campus

Under the policy, the use or sale of tobacco products - cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff - is prohibited on university-owned, operated or leased property or vehicles at any time. Smoking in personal vehicles, however, is allowed. Frequently Asked Questions.

Enforcement of this policy will depend upon the cooperation of all faculty, staff, and students to not only comply with but also to encourage the compliance of others in order to promote a healthy environment in which to work, study, and live.

“It is our goal to preserve the freedom of all members of the IU Northwest family who choose to smoke, while protecting the rights of non-smokers who wish to enjoy our campus without being affected by second-hand smoke,” said Chancellor Bruce W. Bergland.

In an effort to maintain the health and well-being of the entire campus, smoking cessation programs were developed and will be offered to everyone at little or no cost to participants. Continuation of the cessation programs will be evaluated annually by the University to determine if the programs should be continued based on interest and participation