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Why UC is Smoke/Tobbaco Free

While the use of tobacco is a personal choice, the health hazards related to smoking and exposure to second- and third-hand smoke are well-documented. These hazards can affect not only the smoker but also the nonsmoker who is exposed to the smoke.

As a leader in healthcare and environmental practices, the university recognizes its responsibility to exercise leadership through the creation of a smoke-free environment for all students, employees, and visitors at all University of California campuses, medical centers and facilities. Visit the UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy website for more information.

This policy is being adopted by all University of California campuses, labs and centers to improve the health and safety of all UC students, staff, faculty, patients and visitorsThis policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, snus, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, chew, and any other non-combustible tobacco product.

Are Our Voices Being Heard?

In February 2019, the "Clearing the air" Survey was announced to assess the impact of the smoke/tobacco-free policy on our campus. The responses from the survey provide valuable insight into the impact of the policy on the campus environment and help UCR identify opportunities that can be improved on. See the 2019 "Clear the Air" survey results.

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