UC Merced Slogan!

More than 500 people voted! The winning slogan is "UC Merced. Breathe Free, Smoke Free." Congratulations Katelyn Fitzgerald!
How will the new policy be enforced? Can I smoke in my car? Am I required to quit smoking? Find the answers and more in the FAQs.
No ‘Butts’ About It
Help is available for those who want to quit. See our list of free and low-cost cessation resources for students, faculty and staff.
Ready to Quit?
On Jan. 1, 2014, the University of California, Merced will become a smoke- and tobacco- free campus.
Clearing the Air

UC Merced Smoke Free

UC Merced is proud to join our sister campuses and the hundreds of universities nationwide in adopting a smoke-free and tobacco-free environment.


UC Merced will be smoke and tobacco free effective Jan. 1, 2014, following an Office of the President mandate.

  • As a leading research, teaching and service university, UC Merced is taking a proactive role in addressing the impact of smoking and tobacco use.

  • The new smoke and tobacco free policy will create a healthier learning and work environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.