Ann Arbor – (WWJ-TV) Starting July 1, the entire U-M Ann Arbor campus will be smoke-free. This includes popular areas like the Diag in the middle of Central Campus and tailgating areas.

The announcement was initially made in 2009, but as the date approaches, officials are working hard to educate faculty, staff, students and visitors of the new policy. >> Read more U-M Campus Plans To Go Smoke-Free In July

Ashtrays near building entrances will be moved to the perimeter of campus to address the expected increase of smokers in that area.

The smoking ban does not apply to the inside of vehicles so drivers will be allowed to smoke in their cars in campus parking lots.

According to the University’s website, U-M is not alone in this move, pointing to more than 466 college and university campuses across the US that have enacted smoke-free policies.

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