KU Plans To Ban All Tobacco Use On Campus Blog News 11/30/2016 Tweet The University of Kansas has announced that it will implement a complete on-campus tobacco ban in the fall of 2018. KU will be one of around 1,500 schools that have smoke-free campuses. The University hopes that this ban will promote a clean and healthy environment for students, staff and visitors on campus. Several events this week to promote the tobacco ban have been planned. Students were invited to the Kansas Union on Tuesday evening to watch “Thank You For Smoking.” This afternoon, students were able to visit the Union Plaza to talk with nurses about tobacco use. Tomorrow, KU will host The Great American Smokeout in Anschutz Library from 12 to 2 p.m. Student opinions on the future ban are mixed.