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 Cancer Society
The Cancer Society offers 4-6 telephone sessions for smoking cessation. Call 800 784-8669.
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Community Organization for Drug Abuse Control (CODAC)
Rhode Island Division of Substance Abuse
Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism