Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Endorsement
A Message from Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar
IUPUI’s tobacco-free policy has been in place since 2006. In alignment with the Indiana University-wide
policy that prohibits the use or sale of tobacco, tobacco products, and smoking related products on IU property, the IUPUI policy was designed to promote a healthy environment by prohibiting smoking and tobacco use anywhere on property owned or leased by the university's IUPUI campus. In 2015, the
IUPUI policy was expanded to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes and vaping equipment.
The Center for Disease Control has found that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. In addition, the latest U.S. Surgeon-General's report, “The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress,” chronicles the enormous costs associated with the epidemic of cigarette smoking and identifies the increasing use of e-cigarettes as an avenue towards nicotine addiction.
With this in mind, we must do our part as a campus community to create a safe and healthy environment... Read more
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