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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Stony Brook University tobacco-free?
When did the tobacco-free policy go into effect?
Where is this policy in effect and to whom does it apply?
How is tobacco defined under this policy?
Are electronic cigarettes (also known as "e-cigs") included in this policy?
Is the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) permissible?
Are there designated areas for smokers/tobacco users on campus?
How does the University enforce this policy?
Who is responsible for enforcing this policy?
What does the conduct process look like for students who violate the tobacco-free policy?
Is there an expectation for visitors to follow this policy?
Is the University forcing people to stop using tobacco?
Are resources available to those who want to quit using tobacco?
What should I do if I see someone smoking or using tobacco at Stony Brook?
How successful does the University think the policy will be?
E-cigarettes and vaping are not tobacco products. Why are they included in this policy?


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