University of Delaware goes completely smoke free

Tobacco use of all kinds is now officially banned on all University of Delaware property.

The University of Delaware’s complete prohibition on the use of all tobacco products went into effect Aug. 1. The ban prohibits smoking, chewing tobacco, and even the use of e-cigarettes on all property owned or controlled by UD. Those areas include athletic venues, sidewalks, and even personal vehicles.

According to the new policy, “Research findings show that use of tobacco products in general constitutes health hazards, and also conclude that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke causes significant health risks for nonsmokers.”

The only exceptions are for research projects that have special approval from school administrators. 

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UD officials are offering smoking cessation programs to help students, faculty and staff quit smoking.

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