Colleges

Colleges 2018-03-30T13:23:59+00:00

Smokefree Colleges and Universities Continue to Grow in Popularity

No One Should Have to Risk Their Health for an Education or a Job!

“For a lot of campuses, they are not included in a local or statewide smoke-free workplace law despite the fact campuses are workplaces as well as institutions of higher learning,’ — Cynthia Hallett, President and CEO of the ANR Foundation.

Most local and state smokefree laws do not include college or university campuses, although some states do include state schools in their smokefree workplace laws.  Therefore, there is a need to protect employees and students from exposure to secondhand smoke on college campuses, and to create a societal expectation that this living and working environment be entirely smokefree.

As of April 1, 2018, per our Smokefree and Tobacco-Free U.S. and Tribal Colleges and Universities list, there were at least 2,164 100% smokefree campus sites.   

Of these 100% smokefree sites:

1,805 

are also 100% tobacco-free everywhere (includes non-combustible forms/smokeless)

1,741

also prohibit e-cigarette use everywhere

883

also prohibit hookah use everywhere

278

also prohibit smoking/vaping marijuana everywhere

Smokefree vs Tobacco-Free Policies

One of the most common questions we receive from colleges and universities is the difference between a smokefree policy versus a tobacco-free policy. Please refer to the lists below for information that may help you with your decision.

In addition to the health benefits listed below, your policy may also be written to include restrictions on: hookah use, marijuana use, electronic cigarettes/vaping, tobacco sales on campus, tobacco industry sponsorship, and tobacco industry funding of academic research.

We provide both a Model Smokefree Campus Policy and a Model Tobacco-Free Campus Policy to help you.

Both ANR Foundation model policies contain these additional restrictions and both are excellent starting points!

Making Your Campus Smokefree…

Eliminates secondhand smoke exposure

Facilitates social norm change around smoking in ways that hurt other people

Helps prevent uptake and promote cessation

Making Your Campus Tobacco-Free…

Eliminates secondhand smoke exposure

Encompasses tobacco use, as well as exposure (eliminates use of smokeless tobacco such as chew, dip, snus)

Facilitates social norm change around smoking in ways that hurt other people

Helps prevent uptake and promote cessation

Smokefree and Tobacco-Free U.S. and Tribal Colleges and Universities

 

 

Steps for Enacting a Smokefree College Campus Policy

 

In addition to our model policies, we provide steps to help guide you in making your campus smokefree.

Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative

The American Cancer Society & CVS Health promote the adoption/implementation of tobacco-free policies at universities, colleges, & other institutions of higher learning across the United States.

Are you curious why your campus isn’t on our list? Check out our College and Universities List Criteria. If you think your campus belongs on our list after reading it, please let us know!

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