2 Facilities to Test New Smoking Restrictions

July 28, 2008

UT Dallas begins a 12-month anti-smoking test next month at two locations.

The tobacco-free campus pilot program will involve the Center for BrainHealth and the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, both in Dallas.

All employees and visitors, whether they are patients or guests, will be reminded not to smoke anywhere inside or outside buildings at the two satellite campuses during the term of the pilot program.

Signs will be posted at both locations to identify the campuses as tobacco-free.

At the end of the pilot period, this program will be evaluated and a decision will be made whether or not to make the tobacco restrictions permanent at the two locations.

Smoking is not permitted in any university-owned or leased buildings or vehicles. This includes hallways, classrooms, offices, restrooms, meeting rooms, indoor or open-air athletic facilities, performance halls, and all other spaces in University-owned or leased buildings or vehicles.

Smoking areas are permitted outside of University facilities provided that these areas are located far enough away from doorways, windows, and ventilation systems to prevent smoke from entering buildings and facilities.

The University of Texas System’s Living Well program offers information on smoking cessation to UT Dallas employees.


Media contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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