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Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Endorsement

A Message from Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar

IUPUI’s tobacco-free policy has been in place since 2006. In alignment with the Indiana University-wide policy that prohibits the use or sale of tobacco, tobacco products, and smoking related products on IU property, the IUPUI policy was designed to promote a healthy environment by prohibiting smoking and tobacco use anywhere on property owned or leased by the university's IUPUI campus. In 2015, the IUPUI policy was expanded to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes and vaping equipment.

The Center for Disease Control has found that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. In addition, the latest U.S. Surgeon-General's report, “The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress,” chronicles the enormous costs associated with the epidemic of cigarette smoking and identifies the increasing use of e-cigarettes as an avenue towards nicotine addiction.

With this in mind, we must do our part as a campus community to create a safe and healthy environment... Read more







Did You Know?

24 hours after quitting: Your chance of a heart attack decreases.

2 weeks to 3 months after quitting: Your circulation improves and your lung function increases up to 30 percent.

1 year after quitting: The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.

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