Tobacco Free

Our Commitment 

VCU is committed to providing an environment that is free of known health hazards and encourages healthy habits among students, patients, faculty, staff and visitors. Through education and advocacy, the Smoke and Tobacco-free Campus policy is designed to reduce tobacco use as well as tobacco-related fire hazards and litter in the VCU community.

A safe and
healthy campus

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VCU encourages healthy habits among students, patients, faculty, staff and visitors. The Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy applies to indoor and outdoor university properties. Learn more about the policy.

 

Your health
and wellbeing

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Tobacco is the single largest preventable cause of premature death. Education about tobacco-use and associated health risks can help members of the VCU community avoid starting a bad habit. And eliminating second-hand smoke makes it easier for existing smokers to quit.

 

Respect for the 
environment

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Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world and cities spend millions each year to clean them up. Smoke and tobacco-free campus policies also significantly reduce campus fires.