The University's adoption of a Tobacco-Free Policy is an important step in addressing the serious health and environmental concerns associated with tobacco use.

Tobacco-Free UVM

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In 2011, the University Benefits Advisory Committee (UBAC) recommended the creation of a tobacco-free campus in its annual recommendation to the President. After four years of discussion, research, recommendations, public comment and revisions, the University of Vermont became a tobacco-free campus on August 1, 2015. In implementing this policy, UVM has joined over 1,500 institutions of higher education nationwide that are smoke-free, tobacco-free, or both. We also join the University of Vermont Medical Center, local public school properties, and Burlington's Church Street Marketplace in prohibiting the use of tobacco products.

Tobacco-Free Policy (PDF)

Ready to Quit?

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The University is committed to linking individuals with resources to help break the tobacco addiction. Interested?

Start here802 Quits — 
Find VT-specific help and resources, including free gum/lozenges/patches and a Vermont Quit Partner at 802 Quits. This local service provides help online, in-person and by phone.

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Other Institutions

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Over 2,000 institutions restrict tobacco use and nearly 1,200 college and university campuses in the U.S. have adopted 100% smoke-free policies that eliminate smoking entirely across their campuses.



Smoke-Free Colleges & Universities (PDF)