Tobacco-Free AU

Tobacco Free AU

AU is Proud to be Tobacco- and Smoke-Free

After years of campus discussion, and in the face of increasing and convincing public health evidence documenting the risks associated with the use of tobacco products and exposure to secondhand smoke, American University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus as of August 15, 2013.

In doing so, American University joins almost 1,200 tobacco-free colleges and universities nationwide that have taken similar measures.

Tobacco is defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products including but not limited to, cigarettes (clove, bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, hookah-smoked products, and oral tobacco (spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, and snuff).  

We look forward to working together in making AU a campus dedicated to the health and well-being of our community.

**New, 10/28/13 -- Learn more about AU's decision to become a Tobacco- and Smoke-Free Campus. Watch this interactive slide show for information about the policy, temporary smoking locations, and smoking cessation resources.