UC Follows UCLA and Becomes a No-Smoking Zone Today

Following the earlier lead of UCLA, all UC campuses today become smoke-free zones, including such products as e-cigarettes. 

According to a UC media release:

…Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the University of California will be entirely smoke and tobacco free. Smoking and the use of all tobacco products including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, chew and any other non-combustible tobacco product will be prohibited across all campuses and facilities, including inside buildings, outdoor areas and sidewalks, parking lots, and residential housing areas. This is a major change for many people and will require all members of the university community to be ambassadors for this initiative. The university is wholly committed to helping faculty, staff and students who want to quit smoking by offering an extensive selection of cessation resources such as health plan benefit programs, one-on-one or group cessation and education, and referrals to cessation resources…

Full release at http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/30495

And to voice appreciation for the policy, we present: