Everyone deserves to live and learn in a healthy environment.
Over the past 3 years, the number of college campuses nationally adopting tobacco-free and/or smoke-free policies has rapidly increased to more than 1,100. In Rhode Island, Johnson and Wales University implemented a tobacco-free policy for its Rhode Island campus that took effect on July 1, 2016.
There are a lot of benefits of going tobacco-free on campus. Campus surveys from other states’ have shown that the majority of students and staff prefer to be on a tobacco-free campus. Such policies are proven to increase quit attempts by creating a supportive, tobacco-free environment. Tobacco-free policies also help reduce the likelihood that a student will initiate tobacco use while on campus, decrease exposure to secondhand smoke, reduce litter and clean-up costs, and prepares students for a tobacco-free workforce. Join the movement. Everything you need to know about passing campus policies is available for download in our Tobacco-Free College Campus Toolkit. Encourage your school or employer to adopt a policy. Everyone deserves to live and learn in a healthy environment.
- Quick Links
- Radio Interview with Assistant Secretary for Health, Howard Koh
- American College Health Association (ACHA) Position
- Tobacco-Free College Initiatives
- Tobacco-Free College Campuses on the rise – Q & A with Dr. Koh
- Tobacco Free U
- American For Nonsmokers’ Rights
- Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium
- The Surgeon General’s Youth Tobacco Report
(supporting tobacco-free college campus initiatives)
- Tobacco-Free Webinars
- Model Policy Language
- Download Toolkit