Northern Michigan University is committed to providing a healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. In the hopes to promote a healthier lifestyle and safer campus NMU will join over 800 universities and colleges by going tobacco-free beginning Aug. 1, 2014. The policy will cover all university property and university-owned vehicles. The only excluded areas include:
- Public sidewalks and roadways bordering the campus
- Personal vehicles driven or parked on campus that have the windows fully closed (meaning the vehicle is completely enclosed --including no open doors, hatchbacks or other vehicle openings) and where there are no minors in the vehicle
- NMU Golf Course
The tobacco-free policy will prohibit the use of all tobacco products as defined by the American College Health Association which includes all tobacco-derived or containing products, including cigarettes, vapor cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, cigarillos, hookah-smoked products and oral tobacco (spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff).