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The University of Minnesota campus will be smoke-free beginning July 1, 2014.
University of Minnesota campuses go smoke and tobacco free on July 1.

All University of Minnesota campuses will become smoke- and tobacco-free beginning on July 1. The university's new policy will align with the smoke- and tobacco-free policies already in place at our hospitals and clinics.

The new policy affects all University of Minnesota facilities, buildings, and grounds. This includes Moos Tower, the Mayo Building, the Phillips Wangensteen and all buildings surrounding University of Minnesota Medical Center on our East Bank campus.

"The University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of all campus community members," said Eric Kaler, University of Minnesota president. "We all ‘share the air,’ and a smoke- and tobacco-free environment will provide many benefits to our community."

The University of Minnesota will celebrate the new policy with a Fresh Air Fair on Tuesday, July 1, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Northrop Plaza. The event will feature food, music, Goldy the Gopher and smoking cessation resources.

Learn more about the event on the University of Minnesota Share the Air campaign site.