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The ordinance and policy are now in effect, as of August 15, 2016

Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees approved a tobacco-free ordinance in 2015, a move that went into effect August 15, 2016, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure the MSU community enjoys a healthy campus.

The new ordinance applies to all property governed by the Board of Trustees and includes not only main campus but also all MSU sites across the state, nation and globe.

In addition to traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco, the ordinance also prohibits use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. All FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapy products are permitted for cessation use.

The MSU Health4U program offers free tobacco and nicotine cessation resources for faculty, staff, graduate student employees, retirees and the adult benefits eligible dependents of the members of these groups.

Cessation resources are available for students, employees and others at

Tobacco-free MSU FAQs, information about enforcement, copies of the ordinance, policy,  toolkits, and more are available on this website, including an option for reporting tobacco use. Feel free to explore and learn more about Tobacco-free MSU!

Members of the MSU community are welcome to email with concerns or questions.