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Marquette University - Tobacco Free Campus Policy

Why Do We Have This Policy?

Marquette University is committed to the Jesuit educational principle of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. This includes supporting physical well-being. Therefore, as part of our institutional efforts, we seek to create and maintain an environment that promotes health and healthy behavior for all of our students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. Because tobacco products have well-known health risks associated with their use and secondhand exposure that put all members of the Marquette community at risk, the university has developed a tobacco-free policy.

What Is The Policy?

  1. Smoking or use of other tobacco products by students, faculty, staff, contractors, vendors, and visitors is prohibited in or on all campus property including all interior spaces on Marquette University’s campus, all outdoor property or grounds controlled and/or maintained by Marquette University, all university-owned or leased vehicles, and all outdoor athletic facilities.
  2. Tobacco is defined to include any lighted cigarette (clove, bidis, kreteks), cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookah products, and any other smoking product. This also includes any smokeless, spit or spit less, dissolvable, or inhaled tobacco products; including but not limited to dip, chew, snuff or snus, in any form (orbs, sticks pellets, etc.). Nicotine products not approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a smoking cessation product, such as e-cigarettes, are also prohibited.
  3. Use of tobacco products is permissible on city sidewalks.
  4. Religious practices involving the use of tobacco will be exempt from this policy and are to align with the policies of Campus Ministry and Office of Student Development.
  5. Tobacco and nicotine product advertisements are prohibited in university-sponsored publications.

How Marquette Wellness Supports Your Tobacco Cessation Goals:

Marquette Wellness offers FREE Health Coaching.

  • The Health Coaching program will put you in touch with a dedicated health coach who can help you stop using tobacco and overcome obstacles to living a healthier, happier, more productive life.
  • The Health Coaching process is as private as it is personal. You are welcome to enroll in Health Coaching at any time. During your intitial call, you will discuss your health goals and any special challenges you may be facing. After that, you and your dedicated coach will schedule calls at your convenience as needed to help keep you on track.
  • If you would like more information about Health Coaching, visit your wellness portal:
  • If you are ready to enroll today, complete the coaching enrollment form on your wellness portal or call 1-844-451-5807 (TDD 1-800-730-6219) to get started.


How Marquette's Health Plan Supports Your Tobacco Cessation Goals:

  • For all three health plans, preventive/routine counseling for tobacco use is covered in full when seeing an in-network doctor*.
  • For persons age 18 years and older, all FDA-approved tobacco cessation products are available at not cost. These include:
      1. Over-the-counter products, including nicotine patches, gum (Nicorette), and lozenges (Commit), Nicotrol NS nasal spray, and the Nicotrol inhaler. A doctor's prescription is requred. Coverage is for a 3-month treatment cycle within a 12-month period.
      2. Prescription medications, including Zyban and Chantix and any generic alternatives. All coverage is for a 3-month treatment cycle within a 12-month period with the exception of Chantix, which allows for a 6-month treatment cycle within a 12-month period.
    * Does not cover medical therapy for ongoing tobacco cessation (i.e., hypnotherapy, acupuncture for tobacco cessation, or ongoing counseling with a mental health provider strictly for nicotine dependency).
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a benefit for all employees, spouses and dependents. It is 100% confidential and offers in-person or telephone sessions with Master's-level counselors where employees can talk about a variety of concerns including tobacco related issues.



Contact Marquette Employee Wellness

Marquette University Department of Exercise Science
College of Health Sciences
Schroeder Health Complex, Room 235
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881