Smoke-Free CUMC

 Smoke-Free CUMC, Inside and Out


To ensure a safe and healthy environment at Columbia University Medical Center for our faculty, staff, students and community, and in compliance with New York State and City codes and regulations, smoking is prohibited on all CUMC property, both indoors and outdoors.


CUMC Smoke-free Policy 

Smoking, lighting, or carrying any form of lit tobacco or other substance, including vapor devices such as e-cigarettes, is strictly prohibited in CUMC buildings, residences, entrances, grounds, gardens, courtyards, construction sites, parking facilities, shuttle buses, and Public Safety vehicles.


This effort is in collaboration with our hospital partner NewYork-Presbyterian. We ask for your continued assistance in supporting our commitment to protecting the health and well-being of our faculty, staff, students, patients, visitors and members of the Washington Heights community. When possible, please inform others of our commitment to a smoke-free medical center and to refrain from smoking while on CUMC premises.


Want to Quit Smoking? We Want to Help!

If you are interested in quitting smoking or using tobacco, the University and NYP want to help! Smoking cessation information is available from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CUMC students who are interested in quitting smoking are also encouraged to contact Student Health Service for cessation information.



Need Help? Contact Facilities Management

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 3'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All other times, call Public Safety at
305-8100 for routine matters or
305-7979 for an on-campus emergency.

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Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

Columbia University
School of Nursing

Housing Services

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
or 212-305-4357 (Option 2)


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