Beginning June 1, 2016, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will be a tobacco- and vapor-free campus.

The move is in accordance with a new policy based on scientific evidence and concerns regarding the negative effects of smoking and vaping. It is intended to provide the university’s faculty, staff, students, and visitors a campus environment that promotes health and well-being.

The policy prohibits anyone on campus from carrying, inhaling, or exhaling any lighted tobacco products, which may include cigarettes, pipes, chewing tobacco, and electronic nicotine delivery devices (also known as vaporizers or e-cigarettes).

It applies to all university-owned buildings and vehicles, all outside property including parking and recreational areas, and all indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, as well as to any conferences, meetings, or other public events held on campus.

More information about the policy can be found at