Strategies and Approaches
The following are suggested scripted messages that community members are encouraged to say when encountering someone using tobacco on campus. This can be used together with handing out a courtesy card.
Example Script #1
Situation: You see a person using tobacco products on UE property.
Response: "Hello, my name is _______, and I am an (employee, student) here at UE. I want to make you aware that we are now a tobacco-free campus. This means that tobacco products are prohibited on our grounds. We would appreciate if you would not use tobacco products while on campus. Thank you for your cooperation."
Example Script #2
Question: "Where am I allowed to smoke?"
Response: "If you need to smoke or use tobacco products, you will need to leave the campus grounds. Smoking and other tobacco products are not allowed anywhere on the UE campus. This is a policy meant to promote respect for all members of the campus community and better health for our students and employees."
Example Script #3
For Vendors and Visitors: "I'd like to let you know in advance that the UE campus is a tobacco-free environment. The use of tobacco products is not permitted on any property, grounds, or parking areas. Thank you for respecting our policy."
Example Script #4
For office staff who are speaking to students and families prior to a UE campus visit: "I'd like to let you know in advance that the UE campus is a tobacco-free environment. The use of tobacco products is not permitted on any property, grounds, or parking areas. Thank you for your understanding."
Negative responses or non-compliance should be reported to a building supervisor or the Office of Public Safety.