UWRF wants to support a safe and healthy learning and working environment for all of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This is why on July 1, 2013 the UWRF campus went tobacco-free including e-cigarettes. To learn more about the policy visit the Tobacco-Free Campus website at www.uwrf.edu/tobaccofreecampus for more information on the policy.
Faculty, staff and students who see individuals smoking on university grounds are asked to inform these individuals politely that University policy prohibits smoking anywhere on university grounds. The following are suggested scripts to use as a helpful resource
Example Script #1:
Situation: You see a person using tobacco products on UW-River Falls’ property.
Response: “Hello. I want to make you aware that we are a tobacco-free campus. Tobacco products are prohibited on our grounds. We would appreciate if you would not use tobacco products while visiting our campus. Thank you for your cooperation.”
Example Script #2:
Question: “Where am I allowed to smoke?”
Response: “If you need to smoke or use tobacco products you will need to leave the campus. You can find a map to help you identify university property at www.uwrf.edu/TobaccoFreeCampus.”
Submitted by: Keven Syverson, Ph.D., MPH