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On July 10, 2018 all University of Hawaiʻi campuses and facilities became tobacco-free, joining more than 2,000 U.S. universities and colleges in an effort to provide a healthy environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Hawaiʻi state law (SB 134, Act 160, SLH 2018) now prohibits the use of tobacco products on all 10 UH campuses and university-owned facilities.

We encourage everyone to refrain from using tobacco products while on property owned or operated by UH. Tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smoking tobacco, electronic cigarettes, vapes and chewing tobacco.


Frequently Asked Questions

What areas are affected?

The grounds and facilities of all 10 University of Hawaiʻi campuses and UH-related properties. This includes, but is not limited to education centers, research stations and other UH-owned properties.

What about E-cigarettes or chewing tobacco?

All tobacco products including E-cigarettes (vaping) and chewing tobacco are prohibited.

Where can I smoke or use tobacco products?

Those intending to use tobacco products must leave the UH campus, facility or grounds to do so. Previously designated “smoking areas,” (including parking lots) are now also no-smoking areas.

Where can I get help to quit?

Tobacco cessation resources are available statewide and on some UH campuses.

Last modified: July 11, 2018
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