Northern Illinois University provides and maintains an optimally healthy and safe working and living environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
In accordance with the Smoke-Free Campus Act, which prohibits smoking on all Illinois state-supported higher education institutions including public university and community college campuses, NIU became smoke-free on July 1, 2015.
A smoke-free campus can make an enormous impact on the life-long health of students, faculty, and staff that live, learn, and work at NIU. Experience shows that 100 percent smoke-free policies effectively reduce tobacco use by preventing initiation and making it easier for smokers to quit. Smoke-free college campus policies specifically decrease smoking rates and positive attitudes toward tobacco use.