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UC System Bans Smoke, Tobacco From Campuses

UCSD policy against smoke and tobacco products begins Sept. 1



    UC System Bans Smoke, Tobacco From Campuses
    All UC campuses will become smoke free areas by January 2014., according to school officials.

    Beginning Sunday UC San Diego will become a smoke and tobacco-free campus, according to school officials.

    All UC campuses will be required to ban smoke and tobacco products by January 2014.

    The move, said UC President, Mark Yudof, will “positively contribute to a healthy campus environment for all students, faculty and staff.”

    Up until now, smoking was allowed on the UCSD campus in certain areas and under certain restrictions.

    The new ban also extends to properties owned and leased by UCSD.

    Enforcement of the policy will largely be educational initially, according to the school’s website.

    UCSD said it will also provide counseling and support for students looking to quit smoking through Student Health Services.

    The ban comes after a January 2012 decision by UC President Yudof asking that each UC campus develop and implement a smoke-free policy.

    For more on UC San Diego's smoke-free initiative, visit this website.