Counting Down to a Smoke-Free Campus

New policy goes into effect July 1, 2020

Duke will become a smoke-free campus beginning July 1, 2020.

At the beginning of the new academic year, we want to remind each of you that Duke University will become a smoke-free campus beginning July 1, 2020.

This milestone event, announced in April 2018, will mark a new era and another significant step forward for Healthy Duke.

At the same time, we know many in the Duke community still struggle with smoking, and we want to make sure that everyone in our community has access to the resources needed to go smoke free by July 1, 2020.

We are offering a world-class, evidence-based treatment program to support those who want to quit smoking. We have experienced professionals dedicated to this effort who can offer multiple treatment options that are individually tailored for a high success rate.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Two-thirds of all smokers will die from a smoking-related illness. The time to do something is now. If you smoke, let us help you live a healthier life. Take the first step by visiting the Smoking Cessation page of the Healthy Duke website. Thank you.


Eugene Washington, MD
Chancellor, Health Affairs
President/CEO, DUHS
Co-chair for Healthy Duke

Kyle Cavanaugh
Vice President, Administration
Co-chair for Healthy Duke