Montclair State University is subject to NJSA 26:3D-15 through 21 on smoking in public places (health and vital statistics). In compliance with this law, the President approved a revised smoking regulation, which was endorsed by the College Senate on October 7, 1993 upon the recommendation of the ad hoc Smoking Cessation Committee. The regulation prohibits the smoking or carrying of lighted cigars, cigarettes, pipes or any matter or substance that contains tobacco in all indoor spaces on the Montclair State campus, including:
- storage rooms
- conference rooms
- locker rooms
- lecture halls
- eating areas
- rest rooms
- residence halls
- campus-owned / chartered / rented / leased vehicles
The department head or unit manager is responsible for the administration and enforcement of this policy within his or her area.
Any member of the campus community may ask an individual to comply with the provisions of this regulation or may file a complaint with University Police, who may issue a summons. Any individual who fails to comply is subject to a fine as determined by the local court where the summons is filed (typically $25-$200).