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UTSA Celebrates 5 Years Tobacco Free

As UTSA celebrates 50 years of milestones and accomplishments, Rowdy New U and Student Health Services would like to take a moment and celebrate 5 years of UTSA being a Tobacco Free Campus!

Approximately 28,000 adults die of a smoking-attributable illness annually in Texas, which is more than the total deaths from AIDS, heroin, cocaine, alcohol, car accidents, fire and murder. Under a directive from UT System, all 14 UT institutions were directed to improve tobacco control efforts and create a tobacco free culture on their campuses. As part of this commitment, UTSA adopted a Tobacco Free policy in June 2014, to provide a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, and staff to live, learn and work.

The policy prohibits all forms of tobacco products including but not limited to cigarettes (of any kind including herbal/spice cigarettes), cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookah), bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes (juuls), smokeless tobacco, snuff and chewing tobacco.

“Maintaining a smoke free environment is just one way that we recognize UTSA’s social responsibility to promote the health, wellbeing and safety of the university community. I encourage faculty, staff and students interested in smoking cessation to utilize the resources available”, stated LT Robinson, Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

UTSA offers services to support students and employees who wish to stop using tobacco products. For students, resources are available through Student Health Services. For employees, resources are available through the Employee Assistance Program .

Members of the UT Select Health insurance plan can find information about tobacco cessation counseling and pharmacy benefits at the UT System Living Well website.

Join us in celebrating our 5th year as a Tobacco Free campus