The University of Kentucky campus 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, all vaping devices, 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 July 1, 2020, UK was one of the 2,511 100% tobacco-free campuses in the United States.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Tobacco-free policy, please send them to