Smoke-Free is the Way to Be!

Smoke-Free UMDThe flagship institution of the University System of Maryland is now a smoke-free campus.

There are tremendous resources available to help you quit smoking.  For example, did you know the State of Maryland has “quit coaches” to offer with advice and support?  Visit their website at or by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (staffed 24/7).

If you prefer a more traditional smoking cessation program, contact the University Health Center or your private health care provider.

One UMD employee who is a former smoker recommends the book You Can Stop Smoking (1995) by Jacqueline Rogers.  It is available for the Kindle or iPad, and has a five-star rating on Amazon.

If you have successfully kicked the habit, click the “Be Heard” link from the UHR home page and let us know what worked for you!

Make 2013 the year you quit smoking, eat healthier, and move more.  Think how good you’ll feel next year this time when you reflect on what you’ve accomplished and how much money you’ve saved!

Here’s to your good health!  Cheer the Turtle!

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There are four small areas on campus that will be designated areas for smokers (map):

  1. South of Ellicott Hall, between Byrd Stadium and the lacrosse practice field
  2. South side of McKeldin Library, facing Somerset Hall
  3. North of the Riggs Alumni Center, near the entrance to the parking garage on Stadium Drive
  4. South side of Comcast Center, to the left of the main staircase

Last updated: September 23, 2013

Last updated: September 23, 2013