Jan. 6, 2015
A new campus-wide policy that will enhance your experience at our athletics events is now in effect. On January 1 the University of Alabama became a “smoke-free” campus, including all of our athletic facilities. The University is instituting this as part of an effort to ensure the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, will be prohibited in all facilities, grounds and parking areas on the UA campus.
This is the latest step in a long-standing policy prohibiting smoking inside University buildings and limiting smoking areas outside buildings. The Faculty Senate, the Professional Staff Assembly, the Office, Clerical and Technical Assembly, the Black Faculty/Staff Association and the UA Association of Residential Communities have passed resolutions in support of a smoke-free campus. The policy is designed to protect the UA community from the dangers of second-hand smoke, promote a healthier environment and reduce the problem of littering and the risk of accidental fires due to discarded cigarettes.
The University is confident that both smokers and non-smokers will be cooperative, responsible and understanding during this time of transition as the campus-wide policy takes effect. By instituting this policy, our University joins more than 1,400 colleges and universities across the country that have become smoke-free.