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Smoke-Free Campus

For reasons of public health and in compliance with Rhode Island law, smoking conventional tobacco products, e-cigarettes and marijuana are prohibited in any building owned or managed by Rhode Island School of Design, including but not limited to classrooms, studios, hallways, residential facilities and buildings, restrooms, the library, the museum, and dining facilities. Smoking is also prohibited within RISD-owned or leased vehicles. Sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products is prohibited on campus.

Those smoking outside RISD buildings must maintain a distance of 35 feet away from exits, entrance ways and windows to ensure the prevention of smoke migration into any RISD building.

Any questions you may have regarding this policy should be directed to the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety. All faculty, staff, and students and visitors share the responsibility for following the policy. Any problems should be referred to the appropriate department head or supervisor.

Updated February 2019

Resources for substance control (off campus)

American Lung Association of Rhode Island
The Lung Association offers Freedom from Smoking clinics, for a fee. Call 401 421-6487 or go online at

American Cancer Society
The Cancer Society offers 4-6 telephone sessions for smoking cessation. Call 800 784-8669.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
401 438-8860; 800 439-8860 (only in RI)

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
401 781-0044

401 781-0044

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
877 461-1110

Community Organization for Drug Abuse Control (CODAC)
401 942-1450

Rhode Island Division of Substance Abuse
401 462-4680

Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism

866 252-3784