Smoking Policy

John Carroll University is committed to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for students, faculty, staff, contractors, vendors, and visitors of this campus. Therefore, smoking is prohibited in all buildings on university premises.  There are no designated smoking areas in any university-operated buildings.  Each building has one entrance designated as smoke-free.  Smoking within 50 feet of the main entrances of residence halls and within 25 to 50 feet of the designated smoke-free entrances of other university buildings is prohibited.  Click here to view Smoke Free Area Map.

The American Lung Association estimates that every year in the U.S., more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in this country.

The University is highly committed to supporting all students who wish to stop using tobacco. For information on resources click here.

Effective August 1, 2018, smoking, the use of any tobacco product, vaping, and the use of electronic cigarettes are prohibited throughout the campus, including on any University-owned or leased properties and in any University-owned vehicles. Learn more at