Smoking Policy

Brandeis University is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all members of the community. Keeping this in mind and in accordance with the Massachusetts Clean Indoor Air Act, the university provides its faculty, staff and students with a smoke-free environment.

This policy pertains to all tobacco, vapor and smoking products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, “spit” tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vape pens, even if known by any other name.


This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students and visitors.


Enforcement and Violations

It is the responsibility of all members of the Brandeis community to observe and enforce this nonsmoking policy. Violation of this policy should be reported to a supervisor. Violations of the nonsmoking policy may result in corrective action up to and including release from employment or other sanctions.


There is no retaliation against an individual who takes action to report a violation or to otherwise enforce this policy.

Assistance With Smoking Cessation

Smoking tobacco and breathing in secondhand smoke is hazardous to one’s health. Brandeis encourages smokers to stop smoking.

Free smoking cessation information is available through the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program at Make Smoking History, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669 ) or In addition, employees may contact New Directions, the university’s employee assistance program, at 1-800-828-6025 or (login required), for confidential advice or assistance in helping themselves or their family members stop smoking.