Smoke Free Air Act
As of April 2006, Kean University became “Smoke Free”; this means that in following with the NJ state regulations of the smoke free air act, Kean updated its policy and prohibits smoking in any and all public buildings on campus, private offices, maintenance areas, all state vehicles and in or around the grounds of the Child Care Facility in Campus School North. In addition, any individuals who must smoke are required to stay a minimum of three (3) feet from any building entrance.
The following is the state’s regulation: As of April 15, 2006, all indoor workplaces and public places became smoke free. This law, enacted by the senate and general assembly of New Jersey, protects employees and the public from secondhand smoke. Signage is required at every public entrance and must be properly maintained where smoking is prohibited. These signs will be placed at all main entrance doors within the next few weeks. Signs also must state that violators may be fined. The following fines can be levied if someone is caught or is turned in for breaking this law:
- A fine of not less than $250 for the first offense
- $500 for the second offense
- $1,000 for each subsequent offense
Enforcement at Kean University will be the responsibility of all University personnel. Anyone found smoking inside any public buildings on campus, private offices, maintenance areas or state vehicles will be subject to progressive disciplinary action by the University. Complaints can be reported to the Environmental Health and Safety Officer, Human Resources, 2nd floor, Administration Building.