Launching a New Policy


Once a policy has been approved and adopted by campus decision-makers, it is imperative that the campus takes the time necessary to plan and prepare for a successful launch.  Campuses typically take six months to one year to plan and prepare their campus for the implementation of a new smoke or tobacco free policy.  A campus might announce their intentions to go smoke or tobacco free and then actually launch the new policy in the Fall of the next year.

Campuses typically take six months to one year to plan and prepare their campus for the implementation of a new smoke or tobacco-free policy.

To help with implementation a new taskforce can be developed. The taskforce should include representatives that can help with policy launch, including, but not limited to:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Student Government
  • Student Health Center
  • Student Veterans Center
  • Facilities and Maintenance
  • Communications and Technical Support
  • Campus Administration/ Student Services
  • Student Affairs
  • Human Resources

How CYAN Can Help

Free In-Person Trainings


CYAN provides free tailored technical assistance and in-person trainings to campuses that are preparing to launch a new smoke and tobacco-free policy.  Services that we have provided in the past include:

Policy Implementation Best practices

This 1 hour training can be provided in person or via webinar to campus taskforces.  The training will cover the importance of preparing a campus community for the change, the major tasks associated with policy implementation, and successes and challenges that other California campuses have faced with policy implementation.

Recorded Webinars

2017 Policy Implementation Webinar




Logos, Images, and Examples of Campus Signs 

You may want to create your own campus-branded campaign, or use the logos we’ve created for you.  Please contact us at should you need different file sizes, types, or colors that the ones provided here. 

Policy Implementation Guidelines

The Guidelines include recommendations for a policy implementation taskforce, a twelve-month timeline of activities to complete before the policy goes into effect, policy checklists for departments on campus, and a sample policy implementation budget.  Download the full packet or just the section you need.

Tobacco-Free Orientation Video

This two-minute whiteboard animation video explains to newcomers 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.  

Use the following embed code to embed the video on your site: 

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