UCI Smoke and Tobacco Free

UCI Is Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free

UCI is committed to providing a healthy working, learning and living environment for all members of the campus community and its visitors.

In January 2014, our campus instituted the University of California’s smoke and tobacco-free policy. As a leader in health and health care, as well as environmental research, policy, practice and education, UCI has a responsibility to demonstrate leadership in reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The guidelines, in part, state: “Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, electronic smoking devices (e.g., e-cigs, vapor cigarettes, personal vaporizers, PVs, or hookahs), and the use of nicotine products not regulated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for cessation or to help people quit tobacco, and marijuana or other plant-based products are prohibited on all UCI-controlled properties. This includes all indoor and outdoor spaces, including parking lots, in which the university has a 100 percent ownership interest or an exclusive lease interest.” The policy also includes “all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L.,” which includes all products derived from hemp, including CBD, and is comprehensive in addressing e-cigarettes as well as specifying how the campus is smoke and tobacco free.

Our enforcement efforts focus on information, resources and education. However, meaningful implementation of this policy requires the consistent cooperation of our entire campus community.

UCI Campus Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy Task Force

Smoke and Tobacco Free Policies

Other Smoking-Related Policies

Resources for UCI Faculty and Staff