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"Enacting the tobacco-free policy at the University of Kentucky in November will greatly improve the campus atmosphere for all members of our community," said Former UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr. "This policy has already created a healthier environment for patients, workers, and visitors at the UK HealthCare Medical Campus, and we look forward to the long-term benefits of its implementation throughout all areas of the UK campus."

The University of Kentucky campus became completely tobacco-free on all campus grounds and parking areas on November 19, 2009, coinciding with the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout®, held annually on the third Thursday in November. The tobacco-free policy, which prohibits the use of all tobacco products on all grounds and parking areas (traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chew, pipes, cigars, hookah or waterpipe smoking, snus, snuff, etc.), applies to all areas of the contiguous UK campus in Lexington, indoors and out.
As of April 2015, UK joins over 1,000 Tobacco-free Campuses in the U.S..


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