U campuses go smoke- and tobacco-free

As of July 1, University of Minnesota facilities, buildings, and grounds on the Duluth, Crookston, Rochester, and Twin Cities campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.

U leaders intend for the new policy to enhance the health of students, faculty, staff, and visitors by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and limiting involuntary exposure to harmful secondhand smoke.

“The University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of all campus community members,” says President Eric Kaler, Ph.D. “We all ‘share the air,’ and a smoke- and tobacco-free environment will provide many benefits to our community.”

Published on March 24, 2015