Neither smoking nor the use of tobacco products are permitted within the boundaries of the University of California controlled properties. A detailed map of UC Merced [insert link to map] shows the UCM property boundaries. Note that Ranchers road is UCM property. Once outside the boundaries of University controlled properties, smoking and use of tobacco products is subject to local jurisdiction. We ask that faculty, staff, students and visitors be courteous when going off campus to smoke or use tobacco products by disposing of tobacco products and packaging in appropriate receptacles and being aware of others nearby who may not wish to be exposed to secondhand smoke.