The policy does not apply to individuals in privately owned or privately leased vehicles with the windows and sunroofs or similar devices in the fully closed position.

Another exception to the policy applies to individuals participating in academic research on tobacco-related topics or other such accommodations approved by the Campus Institutional Review Board, provided that the activity is conducted in an appropriately ventilated area.

The Chancellor may approve other exceptions to the policy after considering the intent of the policy as balanced against specific facts and circumstances set forth in a written request from a senior level administrator.