Smoking of any tobacco products is prohibited at Northeastern University, consistent with applicable law. This policy applies to all persons, including all students, faculty, staff, volunteers, vendors, and visitors, anywhere on University property and in buildings and facilities on all campuses, including parking lots, green spaces, and pedestrian walkways.
Northeastern University strives to provide a safe and healthy environment in which to teach, learn, research, live, and work. The University recognizes that smoking is a major cause of preventable disease, and accordingly in 2012 convened a committee to explore whether and how the University might implement a smoke-free campus policy. Having received the committee’s recommendation, after extensive input from the community, the University has concluded that a smoke-free campus is consistent with the University’s mission and purpose; will promote individual and community health; and will recognize employees’ right to work in a smoke-free workplace.