Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

MUSC is a tobacco-free campus.  Also, the City of Charleston's Medical District is a smoke-free area.  See links below for more information.

The use of any tobacco product is prohibited by any employee (including faculty and staff), patient, student, volunteer, contractor or visitor in all buildings, grounds and spaces either leased or owned by the Medical University. This policy includes, but is not limited to, offices, classrooms, laboratories, elevators, stairwells, restrooms, shuttle buses, shuttle bus stops, sidewalks, parking areas, meeting rooms, hallways, lobbies, and other common areas. The use of tobacco products in Medical Center or University owned, operated or leased vehicles is prohibited. Use of tobacco products is also prohibited in personal vehicles parked on MUSC property. MUSC also discourages the use of tobacco products by staff or visitors on properties adjacent to the campus.

Use of tobacco products is also prohibited on all streets and sidewalks within the Medical District as defined by the City of Charleston ordinance (see map). MUSC also prohibits the use of tobacco products by staff or visitors on private properties adjacent to the Medical District without explicit approval from the property owner.

Tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and other smokeless tobacco products. Employees, students, volunteers, contractors and vendors are expected to adhere to professional standards of appearance and not have an odor of tobacco products on their clothing or person.

  Tobacco Free Policy
  Campus Map showing prohibited areas

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