Total Ban on Smoking

TO: The University Community
FROM: Nemesio S. Que, SJ
RE: Total Ban on Smoking

In 2009, the Vice President for Planning and Administration issued a “No Smoking Policy” in the University to comply with the provisions of Republic Act 9211[1] otherwise known as “Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003” which prohibits smoking in “centers of youth activity such as playschools, elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities.”

After reviewing the implementation of the said policy and to further the University’s commitment to provide a healthy and sustainable learning and working environment for all members of the community, it iss deemed necessary to declare a total ban on smoking in all Ateneo de Manila University properties, both owned and operated, and its perimeter. These include, but are not limited to, the Loyola Heights Campus; the Ateneo Professional Schools Buildings in Rockwell and Salcedo in Makati; the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health Building in Pasig; and all satellite campuses. Likewise, all affiliate and auxiliary units within Ateneo de Manila University properties, as well as all visitors, suppliers, contractors and couriers inside the campuses are required to abide by the total ban on smoking.

This will take effect on Friday, 15 November 2013. This will also supersede all previous policies allowing smoking in the campuses.

Everyone is encouraged to inform their fellow community members and visitors of the total ban on smoking.

For your information and compliance.

[1] RA 9211


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