The University of Southern Indiana prohibits the use of all tobacco products including cigarettes; pipes; cigars; smokeless tobacco including snuff, chewing tobacco, smokeless pouches, loose-leaf tobacco; and all electronic vaping devices on University-owned, operated or leased property and vehicles (see student housing exception below). The use of all above mentioned products is permitted only inside personal vehicles.
The use of all previously mentioned tobacco products and electronic vaping devices is prohibited inside all student housing facilities. This includes residence halls, apartments, common areas, balconies, building entries, student rooms and the Community Center. The use of all tobacco products and electronic vaping devices is only permitted outdoors within student housing areas, per Vanderburgh County ordinance, at least 10 feet outside any enclosed area where smoking is prohibited to ensure that tobacco smoke does not enter any such enclosed area through entrances, windows, ventilation systems, or any other means.
Tobacco Cessation Resources:
- Freedom from Smoking Program (Vanderburgh County Health Department): The VCHD Freedom from Smoking Program (FFS) is an evidence-based smoking cessation program produced by the American Lung Association. This is a 7-week virtual learning course to help participants learn the necessary skills and resources to quit.
- Quit Now Indiana - 1.800.Quit.Now (1.800.784.8669) The Indiana Tobacco Quitline provides free services and professional support for tobacco cessation.