Initiated by a student-led project, the University of Idaho is proud to be a tobacco-free campus. A tobacco-free campus will provide a healthier and cleaner atmosphere for our university family. A tobacco-free campus:
- Protects people from unwanted and involuntary exposure to passive smoke and other tobacco-related substances, particularly those with pre-existing health conditions
- Promotes cessation and create a supporting environment for those trying to quit tobacco use
- Decreases costs and personnel resources related to tobacco litter cleanup
- Decreases initiation of tobacco use among students
- Promotes tobacco free lifestyles as a social and health norm
- Prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, snus, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, chew, and any other non-combustible tobacco products.
Through this tobacco-free campus policy, U of I joins more than 1,400 other campuses across the U.S. that are smoke-free. Of those, more than 1,100 are tobacco-free. We are proud to join our peers with this designation.