January 14, 2012

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

All 10 UC campuses to be smoke (really tobacco) free in two years

UC President Mark Yudof has written the chancellors of all 10 UC campuses instructing them to develop and implement smokefree policies by 2014.  (UCSF is already smokefree, including e-cigarettes).

The policy includes all tobacco products (including smokeless and e-cigs) and indoor and outdoor spaces.  It also prohibits the sale and advertising of tobacco products.  It applies to all UC facilities, including housing, which may make this the largest single expansion of smokefree multiunit housing.

This decision was announced in response to recommendation from the systemwide Smoking Policy Subcommittee of the Occupational Wellness Forum; its report is an excellent resource for people considering similar policies elsewhere. 

UCSF is already smokefree.

There is a good story on this in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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