University of California, Riverside

Tobacco Free

Clearing the Air

UC Riverside is a Smoke/Tobacco-Free Campus effective January 2, 2014

Effective January 2, 2014, the University of California, Riverside joins more than 1,500 colleges and universities nationwide in the adoption of a campuswide smoke/tobacco-free policy.


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This policy is being adopted by all University of California campuses, labs and centers to improve the health and safety of all UC students, staff, faculty, patients and visitors.

This policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, snus, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, chew, and any other non-combustible tobacco product.

Learn more about the Campus Tobacco & Smoking Policy

Download and read a PDF of the Campus Tobacco & Smoking Policy

Why is UC Smoke/Tobacco-Free?

While the use of tobacco is a personal choice, the health hazards related to smoking and exposure to second- and third-hand smoke are well-documented. These hazards can affect not only the smoker but also the nonsmoker who is exposed to the smoke.

As a leader in healthcare and environmental practices, the university recognizes its responsibility to exercise leadership through the creation of a smoke-free environment for all students, employees, and visitors at all University of California campuses, medical centers and facilities. Visit the UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy website for more information.

Are Our Voices Being Heard?

In February 2017, a campus-wide survey on tobacco use and smoking was conducted. View the report on the results of this survey.

Smoking Cessation Resources

The University of California and its partners are pleased to offer assistance to students, staff and faculty who wish to stop smoking.

Learn more about the resources available for people seeking to quit smoking

Proposed Policy Enforcement

The success of this policy relies upon the cooperation of both smokers and nonsmokers. The first step of enforcing the policy will be respectfully educating the campus community.

Learn more about how the policy will be enforced and what you can do to help

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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