In compliance with applicable laws, smoking inside Curtis (all buildings), the bridges between its buildings, fire stairs, and near emergency exits is strictly prohibited. Smoking also is strictly prohibited outdoors within twenty (20) feet of any entrance or exit of any Curtis buildings, out of consideration for the health of Curtis students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This includes the entrances to 1718, 1720, and 1726 Locust Street, as well as the handicapped-accessible entrance to Field Concert Hall and all emergency exits.
Further, Curtis asks that cigarette butts be properly disposed of, rather than dropped outside the buildings as smokers enter. A cigarette-disposal container can be found on the sidewalk in Mozart Place at a safe distance from all entrances and exits, and we encourage all smokers to use it. We encourage all smokers to consider becoming nonsmokers.
Any person who is violating this policy will be informed that smoking is prohibited by law in those areas (referred to as the no-smoking areas) and will be requested to immediately refrain from smoking or leave the no-smoking areas. Applicable law provides for reporting to appropriate authorities if a person does not comply with a request to immediately refrain from smoking or leave the no-smoking areas. Any employee engaged in smoking in any building or facility of Curtis, or other no-smoking areas, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge from employment. The word “smoking” includes inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other such device that contains tobacco or other smoke-producing products.