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 ordinance applies to all property governed by the Board of Trustees and includes not only the 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 the use of e-cigarettes and vapes. All FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapy products are permitted for cessation use.

Traditional Native American spiritual, ceremonial and cultural tobacco use is permitted on campus. Indoor tobacco use requires prior notice. Learn more here

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 tobaccofree.msu.edu/cessation.

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 TobaccoFree@msu.edu with concerns or questions.

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