[304A-122] Smoking and tobacco use prohibited; University of Hawaii premises. (a) Notwithstanding chapter 328J to the contrary, the University of Hawaii shall prohibit smoking and tobacco use by any person on University of Hawaii premises, to the extent that such a prohibition is not prohibited by federal law. Mere possession or storage of a cigarette, tobacco product, or electronic smoking device for use outside the University of Hawaii premises shall not constitute a violation under this section.

(b) The University of Hawaii shall be responsible for educating students, employees, and visitors about the smoking and tobacco use prohibitions under this section. Clearly legible signs shall be prominently displayed at all entrances to the premises and at other conspicuous outdoor locations throughout the premises and shall state that smoking, including the use of electronic smoking devices, and tobacco use, are prohibited by law.

(c) As used in this section:

"Cigarette" has the same meaning as in section 486P-1.

"Electronic smoking device" means any electronic product that can be used to aerosolize and deliver nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device including but not limited to an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, hookah pipe, or hookah pen, and any cartridge or other component of the device or related product, whether or not sold separately.

"Premises" means all indoor and outdoor areas within property owned or controlled by the University of Hawaii or for which the university is otherwise responsible.

"Smoke" or "smoking" means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated tobacco product or plant product intended for inhalation in any manner or in any form. "Smoking" includes the use of an electronic smoking device.

"Tobacco product" means any product made or derived from tobacco that contains nicotine or other substances, and is intended for human consumption or is likely to be consumed, whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, or ingested by any other means, including but not limited to a cigarette, cigar, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, snus, or an electronic smoking device. "Tobacco product" does not include drugs, devices, or combination products approved for sale by the United States Food and Drug Administration, as those terms are defined in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

"Tobacco use" means the personal use of any tobacco product, including the use of smokeless tobacco. [L 2018, c 160, 2]

 

 

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