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The University of Pennsylvania is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, working and living environment for all members and guests of our community. Therefore, it is University policy that all smoking and tobacco use (including the use of smokeless tobacco) is prohibited in all University buildings and facilities, including but not limited to all classrooms, residences, laboratories, work areas, common or lounge areas, conference or meeting rooms, hallways, dining facilities, libraries, facilities that host athletic events and activities (e.g., gymnasiums, stadiums), and restrooms. All smoking and tobacco use is also prohibited in all University  owned, leased/rented, or operated vehicles (e.g., Penn Bus, Facilities and Real Estate Services vehicles) and in designated Penn campus open spaces (including but not limited to Penn Park, Shoemaker Green, Edward W. Kane Park, College Hall Green, Locust Walk). In addition, all smoking and tobacco use is prohibited within twenty (20) feet of any entrance to a University facility or building. This policy shall apply to all University facilities and buildings inside and outside of the City of Philadelphia.The policy covers all smoking methods, including but not limited to the use of electronic smoking devices, such as electronic cigarettes, juuling, cigars and pipes (e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes) and hookah-smoked products.

Penn is a Tobacco Free Campus

Watch this video to find out how Penn students helped make it happen.


For a comprehensive list of resources for the entire Penn community click here. Need one-on-one help quitting? Schedule an appointment to discuss a holistic approach to becoming a non-smoker, through "WholeBreath Smoking Cessation." We will assist you in becoming more aware of the patterns of your smoking habit, and provide you with strategies and techniques to make quitting possible. Click here for more information.