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How to approach a smoker

It is possible that a person smoking on the UL Lafayette campus is unaware of the tobacco-free policy. If you see someone smoking on a University campus after Aug. 1, 2014, kindly inform him/her that UL Lafayette has gone tobacco-free, and ask him/her to extinguish the tobacco product if you are comfortable doing so. You also may ask if he/she needs directions to a nearby, off-campus location where he/she can use tobacco.

Discussions about the revised tobacco policy should be brief, educational, and non-confrontational. The FIRE-fly approach means serve as a guiding light…

F – friendly introduction
I – inform the person about the tobacco-free policy
R – request they not smoke on campuses
E – express thanks for complying