The new Riverpoint Campus tobacco-free policy became effective May 1, 2012. It expands the tobacco-free area mandated by the Washington Clean Indoor Act—which prohibits smoking in public buildings and places of employment, as well as within 25 feet of doors, windows, and ventilation intakes—to include all campus grounds and state-owned vehicles and equipment. See the policy page for full details.
The ASWSU Spokane student senate voted to propose the all-campus tobacco-free policy in April 2011, and campus leadership approved the final policy in December 2011. The measure was proposed to foster a healthy environment for all students, employees, and visitors and is consistent with the vision of creating a health sciences campus at Riverpoint.