John Carroll University is committed to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for the students, faculty, staff, and administrators of this campus.

The United States Surgeon General, in his 1986 report on Involuntary Smoking, concluded: Involuntary smoking is a cause of disease, including lung cancer, in healthy nonsmokers; and the simple separation of smokers and nonsmokers within the same air space may reduce, but does not eliminate, the exposure of nonsmokers to environmental tobacco smoke.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified smoke as a Group A carcinogen, a substance known to cause cancer in humans. The EPA does not recognize a safe level of exposure to Group A carcinogens.

In light of these findings, John Carroll University reconfirms its Smoking Policy (established August 1995) and issues this revised Smoke-free Campus Policy.

  • Smoking is prohibited in all buildings on campus, including residence halls.
  • There are no designated smoking areas in any building on campus. Those who choose to smoke should do so outdoors.
  • John Carroll acknowledges the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and has made one entrance smoke-free (25-50 feet) at every building on campus. This entrance can be used by anyone, but provides a way for people to enter a building without breathing in harmful cancer causing carcinogens.