Successful implementation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Smoking and Tobacco Free Policy depends on everyone creating a culture of compliance. Employees and students are expected to courteously remind any employee, student, visitor, vendor or contractor violating the policy that UMKC prohibits smoking of all tobacco products on university property.
Addressing a violation
Compliance is everyone’s business. If you see someone violating the smoking policy, approach the person in a kind, compassionate way. You might say, “Hi, I’m Kasey. UMKC recently became a smoke-free campus. If you want to smoke, please wait until you are off of university property. If you want to quit, the university put together a great list of resources.”
If the person continues to smoke after being reminded about the policy, you’re encouraged to report him or her to the dean or building manager in charge of the nearest building. You may report an employee to his or her supervisor or to Human Resources.
To request a group presentation about the smoking policy and smoking-cessation options for employees, contact us.