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Penn Recognized as the first 100% Tobacco-Free Ivy League Institution

News from May 2, 2018

The American Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) Foundation recently named the University of Pennsylvania as the very first 100% tobacco-free Ivy League institution university-wide.  

After conducting research on how schools rate on tobacco-free and smoke-free campus protections, the ANF found that Penn is the only Ivy League university to provide blanket smoke-free/tobacco-free coverage across all property and schools controlled by the University. The ANF has also placed Penn on its official list of tobacco-free colleges and universities. 

Penn is committed to creating a tobacco-free community. Through its Tobacco-free Together Campaign Penn has provided a healthier environment by removing ash urns, cleaning up cigarette litter, and placing signage and posters on campus to promote healthier living. We also updated the University’s tobacco-free campus policy.