Central Michigan University is committed to providing students, faculty, staff and visitors a healthy environment for living, learning and working. CMU’s campus will expand its current smoke-free policy to become tobacco-free July 1, 2014.
CMU is one of nearly 1,200 colleges and universities with smoke-free campuses. With this policy change in July, CMU will join nearly 800 tobacco-free colleges and universities across the nation. www.no-smoke.org/pdf/smokefreecollegesuniversities.pdf
In a campuswide survey of more than 4,500 students, faculty and staff, nearly 70 percent favored an expansion of the current smoke-free policy.
The tobacco-free policy prohibits:
- Traditional cigarettes
- Chewing tobacco
- Any other forms of tobacco
The policy applies to all CMU properties, facilities and vehicles in which university functions are offered or carried out, regardless of location (including CMU sites whether owned or leased). Smoking and tobacco use will be permitted only in privately owned vehicles. Windows should remain closed to limit smoke exposure to others. See exceptions, cessation resources and frequently asked questions for more information.