In order to promote a healthier campus the University of Michigan went smoke-free July 1, 2011. The policy, established after consultation with the campus and surrounding community, includes all buildings, facilities and university-owned vehicles on all three U-M campuses in Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint. The medical campus updated the policy in 2016 to include a ban on all tobacco products and e-cigarettes.
The policy it is one that seeks the cooperation of all who work and study on campus, and those who visit the university. It relies on peer support, supervisory oversight and voluntary compliance.
As part of MHealthy, a campus-wide program to encourage wellness within the community, U-M is committed to helping those who wish to quit.
Become an Ambassador
Smoke-free ambassadors are students who volunteer time and spread out across campus to remind faculty, staff, students and visitors about the policy.
“Being a Smoke-Free Ambassador has been one of the most exciting opportunities I have had here on campus. What started with a simple idea to have fellow students interact with peers to politely inform them about the campus’s smoke-free policy has blossomed into a dynamic group of ambassadors who engage with students who smoke on a weekly basis.” — Joe Calabrisotto, student ambassador