Let's clear the air

Let’s Clear the Air

The University of Georgia is joining other public colleges and universities around the state as they work to clear the air for each person studying on, working at or visiting a college campus.

UGA asks you to help us in our "Let's Clear the Air" campaign. On Oct. 1, 2014, the University System of Georgia is prohibiting tobacco products on all of its system campuses. From Athens and Atlanta to Savannah and Valdosta, each university or college is working to clear the air and keep their institutions tobacco- and smoke-free.

Smoking and tobacco use is prohibited on the entire campus. This includes:

  • indoor and outdoor areas
  • all buildings
  • recreational areas
  • lawns
  • university sidewalks
  • university vehicles 
  • parking lots


Sanford Stadium, which already is a smoke-free facility, and other athletic facilities are included in the ban.

The University System of Georgia is committed to providing a safe and amicable workplace for all employees as outlined in the Georgia Smoke Free Air Act of 2005 and preserving and improving the health, comfort and environment of students, employees and visitors on all system campuses. And one of the ways they're doing this is by going tobacco- and smoke-free.

Prohibited products include:

  • cigarettes, cigars and pipes
  • all forms of smokeless tobacco
  • clove cigarettes 
  • any smoking device that uses tobacco such as hookahs or simulates the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes


If you need help going tobacco- and smoke-free-and clearing the air around you-we can help. The College of Pharmacy, the University Health Center and the University System of Georgia offer tips and programs to help you quit. Find out more at:


If you're a UGA faculty or staff member, the University System of Georgia also provides coverage for over-the-counter items and prescription smoking cessation products. For more information, see http://www.usg.edu/wellness/initiatives/tobacco_cessation.

Let's Clear the Air and be USG Tobacco Free!

For the University System of Georgia policy, see

How can you help get the message out? Download the "Let's Clear the Air" poster.