In the summer of 2006, Missouri Baptist University introduced a Designated Smoking Policy in an effort to help curb potential health risks associated with secondhand smoke for the MBU family. It is the University’s hope that this policy will help improve the quality of life for all MBU constituents.
Q. Why is there a need for a Designated Smoking Policy at MBU?
As MBU continues to grow, the need to ensure a healthy learning and work environment has become increasingly clear. The Designated Smoking Policy will better protect MBU visitors, students and faculty and staff from the ill effects associated with tobacco use.
Q. How does secondhand smoke hurt me?
The 2006 US Surgeon General’s report reached several important conclusions regarding secondhand smoke:
Q. I smoke. What does this policy mean for me?
This policy provides specific sites on MBU’s main campus where the consumption of tobacco is allowed. Although smoking has long been deemed a leading cause of cancer and other health ailments, the policy’s purpose is to protect non-smokers’ rights to a healthy environment while on MBU’s main campus.
Q. Where are the designating smoking areas?