Nicholls State University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that the only way to fully protect oneself from the dangers of secondhand smoke is through 100% smoke-free environments ( The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007). In 2007, Louisiana took major steps toward addressing the health concerns caused by second-hand smoke by passing the Louisiana Smoke Free Air Act. This policy puts students, employees, and visitors first by providing a safe, healthy, tobacco-free environment and decreasing exposure to second hand smoke.
Nicholls State University is a tobacco free campus. The use of any tobacco product in any form is prohibited. Restricted tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, pipes, water pipes, all smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.), and all non FDA approved nicotine products. This policy applies to all University students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors (the general public).