UK's Tobacco-free Policy
According to a survey completed in May 2009, 64 percent of UK's students, 77 percent of UK's faculty and 63 percent of UK's staff felt positive to very positive about the campus becoming tobacco-free. More information about the Spring 2009 survey can be found here (pdf).
According to a survey by the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky and conducted by investigators Dr. Elisia Cohen, Assistant Professor; Dr. Nancy Harrington, Professor and Chair; and by Dr. Donald Helme, Assistant Professor in Fall 2009, 75.7 percent of UK's faculty and staff, and 61 percent of students, felt the tobacco-free policy will be somewhat to very successful in reducing people's exposure to secondhand smoke at the University of Kentucky. When UK's employees and students were asked if they were thinking about quitting in the future, 63.4 percent of employees that smoke and 68.4 percent of students that smoke responded "yes." For more information about the Fall 2009 survey, click here (pdf).