Tobacco-free Campuses

At the University of Kentucky, we pride ourselves in being a tobacco-free campus. We became completely tobacco-free on all campus grounds and parking areas on November 19, 2009, coinciding with the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout®, held annually on the third Thursday in November. The tobacco-free policy, which prohibits the use of all tobacco products on all grounds and parking areas (traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chew, pipes, cigars, hookah or waterpipe smoking, snus, snuff, etc.), applies to all areas of the contiguous UK campus in Lexington, indoors and out.

As of April 2015, UK joins over 1,000 Tobacco-free Campuses in the U.S. We want you to be a part of our ongoing effort to reduce tobacco exposure on college campuses across the U.S. Go Tobacco-free. Click here to read more on UK’s tobacco-free policy.