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Stuart Street Tobacco Policy

New England Law | Boston is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard and a human carcinogen with no known safe level of exposure. Even brief exposure to secondhand smoke can have adverse health effects, especially for those with asthma or other lung-related conditions. No student, employee, or visitor to the law school should have to risk his or her health in order to enter, exit, or stand outside of any law school building. In addition, state and local laws specifically prohibit smoking within the law school’s buildings and require that employers provide a smoke-free environment for all employees.

Accordingly, the smoking of any tobacco product on the sidewalk in front of the Stuart Street building is prohibited. Persons who wish to smoke outside the Stuart Street building may do so only on the Warrenton Street side of the building. Smoking materials must be extinguished and properly disposed of before exiting that area. Littering of smoking materials or smokeless tobacco on any sidewalk adjoining any law school building is a violation of this policy.

Security is responsible for assuring compliance with this policy, and problems regarding compliance should be referred to them. Persons who repeatedly disregard instructions from Security to comply with this policy may be referred for discipline in accordance with the law school’s disciplinary procedures.

This policy will be effective beginning June 1, 2011, but voluntary compliance is requested immediately.