The University of Michigan has been a smoke-free campus since July 1, 2011, and that policy includes all buildings, facilities and university-owned vehicles.
Surveys of faculty/staff and students show that many smokers have quit or cut back since the policy was introduced.
"These results are encouraging. However, we know that the remaining smokers are likely to be those staff, faculty and students who either are not ready to stop, or who have been unable to quit. They will need extra support to stop tobacco use," said Dr. Robert Winfield, U-M chief health officer and director of the University Health Service.
University Human Resources and the MHealthy team created a Supervisors’ Toolkit to answer the question of what to do when someone is smoking on campus, and you’ll find the link to it on the right-hand side of this page.
"Health is significantly improved in both the short term and long term by discontinuing the use of combustible tobacco products, and a substantial number of students, faculty and staff have taken advantage of the university wide support offered to stop smoking," Winfield said.