UM-Dearborn will become a smoke-free campus on July 1

June 21, 2011

DEARBORN / June 21, 2011---In less than two weeks, the University of Michigan-Dearborn will become a smoke-free campus.

In anticipation of the campus going smoke-free, the University recently released a newly posted Standard Practice Guide, 601.4 that states the intent of the smoking ban taking effect on July 1 and details the restrictions.

According to the revised SPG, smoking will be prohibited in all University buildings, facilities, grounds and University-owned vehicles.

On the UM-Dearborn campus, this includes the parking structure and surface lots. Smoking inside privately-owned vehicles within the parking structure or surface lots will be permitted.
Other regulations in the revised SPG include:

  • The sale of tobacco products is prohibited in all University buildings, facilities and grounds.
  • Assistance with smoking cessation for faculty and staff is available through MHealthy at, which includes information about the U-M Tobacco Consultation Service, current health plan offerings and available online programs. Students can receive assistance through the University Health Service and the Tobacco Consultation Service.

Signage and tobacco receptacles will be put in place this month to remind students, faculty, staff and guests of this new policy.

Find more details on the Smoke-free University plan at and in the SPG here.

About UM-Dearborn
Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan, committed to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming and civic engagement. The University has nearly 8,900 students pursuing more than 90 bachelor's, masterís, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business and education.  A top-ranked university with a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of partnering with local leaders and communities, and is committed to finding solutions for the challenges that face the region.

Beth Marmarelli
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