Tobacco Policy

Arkansas State University – Newport is dedicated to providing a healthful, comfortable, and productive work and study environment for all faculty, staff and students. In order to maintain this environment and to comply with all federal, state and local laws, the following policy is currently in effect at the Newport campus and the Marked Tree and Jonesboro campuses:

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in buildings, on the grounds and within university-owned vehicles.
  • This includes all offices, hallways, waiting rooms, restrooms, dining rooms, meeting rooms, community areas, sidewalks, picnic areas, sports fields, breezeways, parking lots, and inside vehicles on university property.
  • The use of tobacco products of any kind is prohibited in any university building.
  • Any person in violation of the smoking prohibition is subject to a fine.
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Arkansas State University-Newport will close at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19 in observance of the holiday season, and re-open Monday, Jan. 5 at 8:00 a.m.