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Breathe Free ArtAs of May 1, 2014, Metropolitan State University’s Saint Paul campus is smoke-free and tobacco-free. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and unregulated products will not be allowed on Metropolitan State-owned properties.

With this new policy, Metro State joins more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the nation that classify themselves as 100% smoke-free.

University Policy 1070, Smoking Policy, is aligned with Metropolitan State’s commitment to providing a safer, healthier, and cleaner environment for students, faculty, staff and guests.

Violations of the adopted policy by students, faculty, and staff may result in disciplinary action by the university. Campus visitors will be asked to comply with the policy or leave campus.

Nothing in this policy shall prohibit the lighting of tobacco by an adult as a part of a traditional Native American spiritual or cultural ceremony as permitted by Minnesota Statutes 1997, 144.4165. For the purpose of this section, a Native American is a person who is a member of a Native American tribe. Arrangements for such ceremonies must conform to local fire code requirements and be approved by the Facility Use and Scheduling office in advance.

View our Smoke - and Tobacco Free FAQ's as well as our Saint Paul Campus Map . Smoking and tobacco use, including e-cigs, is prohibited in all shaded areas, buildings and the Labyrinth. As the city sidewalks are for public use, students, faculty, staff and guests may smoke on the sidewalks of East Seventh Street, East Sixth Street, Maria Avenue and Mounds Boulevard. Smoking is also allowed in the parking lot, but only if the automobile’s windows are roll up.