UCLA Policy 810: Tobacco-Free Environment

Last year President Yudof requested that each of the UC campuses develop, approve and implement a smoke/tobacco-free policy by January 2014. On April 22, 2013, UCLA implemented such a policy and became the first tobacco-free campus in the UC system.

As a result of the new policy, the use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products, as well as electronic cigarettes, are not permitted on campus and at sites owned or leased by the University. In November 2011, UCLA Health Sciences instituted a smoke-free policy, and nationwide, more than 1,000 colleges and universities have adopted similar guidelines.

UCLA’s decision to become a tobacco-free campus helps fulfill the goals of the Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) launched earlier this year. HCI is an integrated, campus-wide effort that supports members of the campus community and beyond in making informed choices about improving their health. Through HCI and other resources, UCLA plans to ensure that tobacco users on campus have access to a wide variety of free and low-cost support services, in addition to those provided by health insurance, to help them comply with the coming change.

The University has always been a leader in developing and implementing innovative healthcare practices. The adoption of a tobacco-free workplace is yet another opportunity for the University to contribute to the health and well-being of our faculty, staff and students.

For more information on tobacco-free resources and cessation programs covered by health insurance, see Related Information.


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