Yes. There are at least 2,490 campuses that are 100% smoke free, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation.
No. Offering smoking areas does not support our goal to create a healthy environment.
No. We are only asking them to not smoke on campus.
No.The policy prohibits smoking in personal vehicles while on UCF’s campus.
There is no legal right to smoke under either state or federal law. Prohibiting smoking on campus provides access to clean, smoke-free air while allowing adults who smoke to continue to do so off-campus. This decision supports the rights and privileges of both smokers and non-smokers alike.
Counseling services, self-help materials and medicines are available to help smokers quit. Many of those resources are free to staff and faculty members and students. Please visit our How Do I Quit? page for more information on available campus and community resources.
In support of UCF's Smoke-Free campus, the UCF Pharmacy located at the Health Center sells NRTs at affordable prices. NRTs are available in patch, gum or lozenge form, and both brand and generic options are available. Costs range from $10-50. No prescription is required. A pharmacist will be on hand to assist with any questions regarding the products.
There are also several options for smoking cessation that are available with a prescription from a health care provider. The UCF Pharmacy carries these affordable medications as well.
The smoke-free campus initiative is designed to encourage behavioral change and healthy lifestyles, not to punish those who smoke. There are no fines or other penalties for those who do not comply. Anybody who is aware of someone smoking on campus is encouraged to politely explain the UCF policy and ask the smoker to comply. We expect employees and students to be ambassadors for the initiative and model health-promoting behaviors.
The smoke-free policy applies to all UCF-owned property. This includes all buildings, stairwells, patios, sidewalks, parking lots and garages, on-campus streets and driveways, boardwalks, on-campus bus stops and shelters, exterior open spaces and all vehicles in these areas. Furthermore, smoking is prohibited in all university-owned vehicles at all times.
We ask everyone – employees, students, family members, visitors, volunteers, performers, contractors, subcontractors and vendors – to support our initiative and not smoke on campus.
UCF is committed to providing a healthy working and learning environment. This initiative was started because scientific evidence links smoking and second-hand smoke to cancer and other diseases.