Smoke-Free Campus

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

Those smoking outside RISD buildings must keep enough distance away from exits and entranceways to ensure the prevention of smoke migration into any RISD building.

Any questions you may have regarding this policy should be directed to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources; the Dean of Students; or the Environmental Health + Safety Manager. The success of this policy depends upon the cooperation of everyone. All faculty, staff and students share the responsibility for following the policy. Any problems should be referred to the appropriate department head or supervisor.

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