Smoking Policy

In recognition of the health, safety and comfort benefits of smoke-free air and the responsibility to provide and maintain an optimally healthy and safe working and living environment for faculty, students, staff and visitors, the University of Missouri is smoke-free as of July 1, 2013. No smoking is permitted on any university property, in any university-owned buildings or in university-leased buildings or vehicles.

Exceptions to these prohibitions include: Academic research approved by Campus Institutional Review Board, provided that the research is conducted in an appropriately ventilated area. University of Missouri Health Care will continue its current tobacco-free policy.

Smoking Cessation: The campus will work in conjunction with the T.E. Atkins UM Wellness Program to provide smoking cessation programs for all faculty and staff employees and with the Wellness Resources Center to provide smoking cessation programs for students. Additional information about the campus policy and smoking cessation opportunities for MU employees and students can be found at

Respect and Responsibility: The success of this policy relies on the thoughtfulness, consideration and cooperation of smokers and nonsmokers. All members of the university community share the responsibility of adhering to and enforcing the policy and have the responsibility for bringing it to the attention of visitors. Any complaints should be brought to the attention of the appropriate university authorities. If conflicts or problems should arise, environmental, safety and health considerations will prevail.