Tobacco-Free POlicy resources for
California Community Colleges
In 2018 the Board of Governors for the California Community College system adopted a resolution urging all California Community Colleges to adopt and implement 100% smoke and tobacco-free policies, just as all California State University and University of California campuses have already done. This webpage hosts tools, resources, and funding opportunities for all California Community College campuses that want to make their campuses smoke and tobacco-free.
Find out what your campus' current tobacco-use policy is by searching the policy database.
View the memo and links that Chancellor Oakley sent to all California Community College campus Presidents and Chief Business Officers on July 26th 2018. The memo urges the adoption of 100% smoke and tobacco-free policies at all California Community Colleges.
This model policy and procedure includes the most up to date language, tested by other universities and used in state law.
Use this report to convince your administration to make the switch to a 100% tobacco-free campus. The report features smoking and tobacco policies for all 147 public colleges and universities in California as well as reasons why so many campuses are going tobacco-free and comparisons of policies by system.
This packet includes a six-month timeline of how to prepare your campus for the change as well as checklists for each major department on campus.
There are many ways to increase compliance with a tobacco-free policy. Take a look at some of the strategies that have already been tried and what has worked well at other campuses.
Use this Smoke and Tobacco-Free logo for signs and educational materials to promote a new policy on campus. Please let us know if you need a different file type, size, or color!
Did you receive an “A” from the Smoke/Tobacco-Free Report Card? Show-off this accomplishment on your campus’ website with this web-badge. Please contact us if you need a different file size, format, or color.
Have volunteers, campus police, faculty, staff, and administration hand out this reminder card to anyone seen smoking or vaping on campus during the first year of a new policy.
This two-minute whiteboard animation video explains to new-comers that the campus is smoke and tobacco-free, what that means, and why the policy is important. Post this video to your campus website, or include it in student, staff, and faculty orientations.
Need a few design options to choose from for your signs? Take a look at these four examples from other campuses.
Grants and Events
Earth Day serves as a unique opportunity for tobacco prevention advocates to educate their campus communities on tobacco-related issues apart from the well-known health information. Every phase of tobacco (growth, production, and consumption) is harmful to the environment and very few people are aware of the extent of the destruction. Registration now open!
Apply now to serve on the COUGH (Campuses Organized and United for Good Health) Student Leadership Board for the 2019-2020 term. Build leadership skills and be part of a statewide movement to make positive change. Learn how to effectively communicate for change and receive in-depth training on tobacco, public health, and policy advocacy. Community college students are especially encouraged to apply. Application deadline is April 26th.
Be sure to check out the rest of our website which includes additional tools and information for tobacco-free policy adoption, implementation and enforcement.
Click on the "Free Materials" tab to order free tobacco-education materials for your students.
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