Is smoking allowed?

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Smoking is prohibited in hallways, lounges, and common spaces, in accordance with the NJ Smokefree Air Act. While smoking is allowed in individual apartments, Princeton's policy is to encourage smokers limit their smoking to outside areas, at least 20 feet away from buildings.

This policy is particularly relevant in cases where smokers have neighbors who may be bothered by or allergic to smoke. If a non-smoking neighbor approaches you, as a smoker, with a complaint, please be respectful of your neighbor and attempt to accommodate him by smoking outside, far enough from the building that the smoke will not be blown into any open windows.

(Updated Spring, 2011)

The Lawrence Committee has been advocating for a change in the smoking policy with the housing department. We have been notified by Housing that Lawrence Building 1 will be a non-smoking building beginning 2011-2012 (this coming school year).  This information was noted in the Room Draw Guide last year.  It will also be communicated again in the Room Draw Guide this year. Other buildings may become non-smoking in following years.

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