As of July 1, Truman’s campus will be tobacco-free. This means the use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes) will be prohibited on campus grounds.
The new policy is designed to promote the health of the University community, as well as to preserve and protect University property and to provide a clean and safe environment in which to study, work and learn.
Members of the University Board of Governors approved the measure in March 2014 and allowed for more than a year to implement the change. This past year, Truman’s Health Center, Student Affairs, the Student Recreation Center, Residence Life staff and Human Resources have been offering smoking cessation programming to assist students and employees with this change to a tobacco-free campus.