Effective July 10, 2018, all University of Hawai'i 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.
Hawaii state law (Act 160, SLH 2018) now prohibits the use of tobacco products on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus, and all 10 UH campuses and university-owned facilities.
All persons, including students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors, should refrain from using tobacco products while on property owned or operated by the Kauaʻi Community College for a healthier environment. "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.