April 23, 2013
ALL FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
UC San Diego’s Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Policy will go into effect on September 1, 2013, with all areas of the campus in compliance with University of California policy in advance of the January 1, 2014 deadline.
In January 2012, UC President Mark Yudof tasked each campus with development and implementation of a smoke-free policy. A multi-disciplinary team from Environmental Health & Safety, Student Affairs, Health, Recreation and Well-being, Facilities Management, Campus Safety and Security, students, alumni and the community developed the campus plan. Led by Dr. Karen Calfas, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health, Recreation and Well-being, the policy addresses:
* Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e.g., “e-cigarettes”) will be strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, including parking lots, private residential space and the Medical Center campuses.
* All UC facilities, whether owned or leased, are covered by the policy.
* Sale and advertising of tobacco products are prohibited in University-owned and occupied buildings.
* Enforcement is primarily educational, with an emphasis on cessation resources.
Prior to September 1, the campus will distribute informational notices and will implement a marketing program and campus discussions to provide additional information and opportunities for dialog. To view the policy or to submit a comment, visit http://smokefree.ucsd.edu. Information about free and low-cost cessation resources is available, including the California Smokers’ Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS).
A smoke- and tobacco-free campus will contribute positively to the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Thank you in advance for your support to create a healthier environment at UC San Diego.