Smoking Policy

Update as of 7/20/15: Beginning on August 24, 2015, the University will become a Tobacco Free Campus and this page will be linked appropriately. In the meantime Frequently Asked Questions are reflective of the new Tobacco Free Policy. 

Smoking was banned on the entire University of Iowa campus effective July 1, 2008—one full year earlier than originally planned by UI officials—under the Smoke-Free Air Act signed by Iowa Governor Chet Culver on April 15, 2008. 

The UI offers a number of resources for faculty, staff and students who want to quit using tobacco. For faculty and staff, UI Wellness offers smoking cessation services and reimbursement of up to $500 for nicotine replacement therapy or prescription medication to aid in quitting smoking. For students who smoke or chew tobacco, Student Health & Wellness offers a free tobacco cessation program that includes counseling and various therapy products. See more information on these programs.

Basic Policy

Smoking is prohibited in all University owned buildings, University owned or leased vehicles, and on all University grounds. This includes recreational facilities, athletic facilities, parking lots, and enclosed parking facilities.

Campus Boundary Maps

The following are boundary maps for various areas on the Main Campus and the Oakdale Campus.  Shaded areas denote University of Iowa buildings and grounds.  Smoking is prohibited in all University of Iowa buildings and on all University of Iowa grounds.

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