Reinforcing the “no tobacco” message at UF
The University of Florida became a tobacco free campus on July 1, 2010. Tobacco use is be prohibited on all university-owned properties, including the main campus, Eastside Campus on Waldo Road, P.-K. Yonge Developmental Research School and Shands Healthcare facilities in Gainesville and Jacksonville. Parking lots and vehicles located on all university-owned properties are also included in the UF policy. The policy applies to employees, patients, students and visitors.
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