UMSL’s Put It Out Day part two: Still seriously tobacco-free

UMSL Put It Out Day

The University of Missouri–St. Louis will hold Put It Out Day on Sept. 4 to continue the awareness campaign and enforce the policy students, faulty and staff approved. Everyone on campus is encouraged to politely ask one smoker to please put out his or her cigarette.

UMSL launched the UMSL Seriously Tobacco-Free campaign in January. Spring and summer classes have since come and gone, but the university’s tobacco-free policy remains the same.

UMSL is tobacco-free on all indoor and outdoor campus properties, which include university-owned and university-leased buildings, parking garages, parking lots, outdoor grounds, sidewalks and vehicles. The tobacco-free policy applies to faculty, staff, students, contractor and consultant employees, performers, visitors and the general public.

“The health of our UMSL family and the cleanliness of the campus is a day-to-day, semester-to-semester effort,” said Ron Gossen, chief marketing officer at UMSL. “Put It Out Day is one avenue toward meeting those goals, the results of which benefit everyone.”

Those wishing to share their Put It Out Day experiences can do so on UMSL’s Facebook page.

Visit for tips to properly approach smokers. The website also offers more information on the university’s policy and cessation resources.


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