Why is Cameron University tobacco-free? Cameron is committed to providing its students, faculty, staff and visitors with a healthy, clean, and safe place to work, live and learn. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Oklahoma. A tobacco-free campus also serves as a positive example for others - especially secondary school students and children on our campus. Lastly, a tobacco-free campus supports the public health efforts of our community, state and nation.
What does tobacco-free and vapor-free mean? Smoking or use of any tobacco product will not be permitted in any facility or grounds controlled by Cameron University. The use of vaping devices and electronic cigarettes is also prohibited.
Does this policy apply to chewing tobacco and other forms of tobacco? Yes. The tobacco policy prohibits the use of all forms of tobacco, including: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff and all other forms of tobacco prepared in such a manner to be suitable for spit tobacco use, smoking, or both. The policy also prohibits the use of herbal tobacco products, simulated tobacco products that imitate or mimic tobacco products, including but not limited to cloves, bidis, and kreteks.
What is considered campus? Campus includes any and all Cameron buildings, property and vehicles. University parking lots are included in this policy, which means smoking in a vehicle parked on campus is a violation of the policy. This includes the Lawton and Duncan campuses.
Are electronic cigarettes allowed? No. Effective January 1, 2014, Governor Mary Fallin signed Executive Order number 2013-43, prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes and other vapor products on all state property.
How will the policy be enforced? While our goal is compliance based on our commitment to a healthy campus culture that is free of tobacco, violations will be reported and violators may be fined.