Effective January 2003, the University of Hawai‘i System implemented a new Tobacco Products Policy in an effort to improve the working and learning environment of the university and protect faculty, staff, students and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure while on University of Hawai‘i campuses.
According to the policy, smoking is prohibited in the following areas:
- All interior space owned, rented, or leased by the university;
- In building courtyards, breezeways, and terraces, on exterior stairways and access ramps, and outdoor dining patios, terraces, and lanais;
- Within 20 feet of building entrances, exits, air intake ducts, vents, and windows of buildings that are not air-conditioned;
- Within 50 feet of designated pick-up and drop-off points for campus and public bus transportation;
- Within the gates of the university’s outdoor sports and performing arts stadiums and arenas, including walkways, corridors, and seating areas; and,
- Any area that has been designated by the person having control of the area as a non-smoking area and marked with a no smoking sign.