To ensure a safe and healthy environment at Columbia University Medical Center for our faculty, staff, students and community, and in compliance with New York State and City codes and regulations, smoking is prohibited on all CUMC property, both indoors and outdoors.
CUMC Smoke-free Policy
Smoking, lighting, or carrying any form of lit tobacco or other substance, including vapor devices such as e-cigarettes, is strictly prohibited in CUMC buildings, residences, entrances, grounds, gardens, courtyards, construction sites, parking facilities, shuttle buses, and Public Safety vehicles. Read the full CUMC smoking policy.
This effort is in collaboration with our hospital partner NewYork-Presbyterian. We ask for your continued assistance in supporting our commitment to protecting the health and well-being of our faculty, staff, students, patients, visitors and members of the Washington Heights community. When possible, please inform others of our commitment to a smoke-free medical center and to refrain from smoking while on CUMC premises.
Want to Quit Smoking? We Want to Help!
If you are interested in quitting smoking or using tobacco, the University and NYP want to help! Smoking cessation information is available from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CUMC students who are interested in quitting smoking are also encouraged to contact Student Health Services for cessation information.