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University of Wisconsin-Stout became completely tobacco-free on Sept. 1, 2010. This action was the result of two student referendums held by the Stout Student Association. In April 2009, students overwhelmingly supported a ban on smoking. In April 2010, students then voted to extend that ban to all tobacco products.
Based on the results of those two referendums and other information Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen decided that UW-Stout would become tobacco-free on Sept. 1, 2010.
A committee was established to work through the myriad issues that implementing the ban involves. These issues include, but are not limited to, enforcement, smoking cessation programs, communications and relations with neighbors and downtown businesses.
UW-Stout is now one of nearly 400 colleges and universities across the country to be either smoke or tobacco-free. It is the only four-year public university in Wisconsin to be completely tobacco-free.
This website has been established to provide as much information as possible to ensure the tobacco-free initiative is implemented effectively and efficiently. Please feel free to use the comment section to send the committee your thoughts and suggestions.
Doug Mell, Director of Communications and External Relations
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Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen addressed a state summit on tobacco-free campuses on October 30, 2012. The workshop helped participants understand the benefits of a tobacco-free campus and provided tools needed to develop and implement a tobacco-free college campus policy.