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.

Smoke-Free Ambassador Training Opportunities!

Tuesday, October 24th 1-2 p.m.  or   Thursday, October 26th 12-1 p.m.

The Smoke-Free Campus Initiative is kicking off two opportunities to learn more about becoming a Smoke-Free Ambassador.  Interested students can register to attend one of the training sessions by completing the google form linked below.  

Sign up today! https://goo.gl/forms/kvrp6Lch8TJxaalA2

The role of a Smoke-Free Ambassador is to educate tobacco users of the University of Michigan Smoke-Free policy and to provide resources to assist tobacco users with tobacco cessation.  Smoke-Free Ambassador’s shall continue to work toward a totally smoke-free environment through university advocacy, community support, and cross-cultural collaboration.  Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death and kills users regardless of income, occupation, race, ethnicity, orientation, or gender.

For more information, contact Katrine Weismantle, BSW at (734) 998-2196 or email at smokefreeuniversity@umich.edu.