It is the objective of the University of Mary Washington to provide the healthiest environment possible for students, staff, and faculty members. To this end, it is the policy of the University that:  (1) smoking is prohibited in all buildings, and in UMW and state vehicles; and, (2) the right of the nonsmoker to protect from smoke their health will take precedence over an individual’s desire to smoke. Smoking is permitted on campus only in limited locations.  Smoking is NOT permitted within 50 feet of any residential building. This includes all tobacco products, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes or any device representing the use of smoking a product whether synthetic or organic.

In accordance with Virginia law, no individuals under the age of 21 are permitted to possess tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products, with the exception of FDA-approved nicotine replacement products such as transdermal nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and nicotine lozenges.