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Smoking and Tobacco Policy Revision

To: The University Community


Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs & Human Resources

Subject: Smoking and Tobacco Policy Revision

Date: April 13, 2017

Electronic smoking devices, including e-cigarettes, are now among the tobacco products that may not be used on the University of Arizona campuses or in UA vehicles. The E-Cigarette Policy Review Task Force*, a group of experts in medical and health-related fields assembled at President Hart’s request, recommended this change to the Smoking & Tobacco Policy, and the UA has adopted the task force's recommendation following review and public comment.

The University is preparing updated signage and educational efforts ahead of full implementation of the revised policy, beginning with Fall Semester 2017.

Resources are available at for University community members who want help quitting tobacco. The website also provides resources to raise awareness and education about the policy such as posters, temporary signs and information cards. University community members can also utilize the LiveSafe app to anonymously report smoking and tobacco use to UAPD. LiveSafe has a number of other useful safety features and can be found in the Google Play and Apple app stores.

 *E-Cigarette Policy Review Task Force Members

Christian Bime, M.D., MSc
Assistant Professor, Medicine
College of Medicine

Scott Boitano, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology
College of Medicine

Tracy Crane, M.S., R.D.
Manager Clinical Services
Arizona Smokers Helpline
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Judith S. Gordon, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Family and Community Medicine
College of Medicine

Clark Lantz, Ph.D.
Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine
College of Medicine       

Carolyn (Carrie) J. Merkle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
College of Nursing

Myra Muramoto, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Family and Community Medicine
College of Medicine

Mimi Nichter, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Anthropology
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Nicole Yuan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Health Promotion Sciences
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Executive Sponsor
Allison M. Vaillancourt, Ph.D.
Vice President, Business Affairs & Human Resources

Related Links:

UA Smoking & Tobacco Policy:

Tobacco-Free UA Website:

E-Cigarette Policy Review Task Force Executive Summary of Recommendations and Rationale:

E-Cigarette Policy Review Taskforce Findings and Recommendations:

LiveSafe App:

Google Play Store:

Apple Store:

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