Q. Can I vape or smoke in the library?
No smoking or vaping is allowed inside or within 25 feet of entrances to MSEL and Brody. If you see someone breaking this policy, please inform a security guard.
From the Johns Hopkins No Tobacco Policy:
Johns Hopkins recognizes the deleterious health effects of tobacco and supports a tobacco-free environment. Therefore, use of any tobacco products, smoking of tobacco, use of smokeless tobacco, and other combustible materials by employees, faculty, students, volunteers, patients, visitors, and other individuals including temporary works and contractors are prohibited in all Hopkins buildings, except for specifically designated smoking areas.
There are designated smoking areas exterior to Johns Hopkins buildings which are identified by signage. Employees and visitors who wish to smoke or vape may do so in these designated areas. They may also do so on public sidewalks on the perimeter of Johns Hopkins buildings unless the area is posted as No Smoking.
Electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and personal vaporizing devices (“vape pens,” “vape mods”) shall be considered the same as regular cigarettes for the purpose of this policy, regardless of the nicotine content of the liquid used in such devices.
Forms of tobacco and smokeless tobacco that are prohibited include:
- Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes
- Smokeless tobacco, also called chewing tobacco, oral tobacco, spit or spitting tobacco, dip, chew, snuff, snus, twist, plug, and dissolvable tobacco products
- Electronic cigarettes, also called “e-cigarettes,” or “electronic nicotine delivery systems”
The full JHU No Tobacco Policy can be read here: