Policy

As of April 2018, 2,164 colleges and universities in the United States have adopted 100% smoke-free policies.  Of these, 1,805 are 100% tobacco-free.  A growing number of these schools are also adopting or amending policies to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes.

In California, 85 public colleges and universities are 100% smoke or tobacco-free.  Of these, 73 campuses are 100% smoke/tobacco-free including e-cigarettes.

As more colleges adopt smoke/tobacco-free policies, we are able to learn how they positively impact the health and well-being of the campus community and environment.  

  Policy Adoption Training:  This 30-minute presentation covers tobacco-free policy adoption, implementation, and enforcement on college campuses.

Policy Adoption Training: This 30-minute presentation covers tobacco-free policy adoption, implementation, and enforcement on college campuses.

 Full 2018 Report

Full 2018 Report

2018 College and University Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Report Card

In June 2018, CYAN and COUGH released the California Public College & University Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Report Card.  The Report grades all 147 public colleges and universities on their current tobacco use policies.

The purpose of the Report is to reveal tobacco use policy trends on campuses in California.  Additionally, the aim of the Report Card is to educate and encourage college decision makers to adopt and implement comprehensive smoke/tobacco-free policies that promote good health and wellness for all members of their campus community.

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For questions about this report, please contact CYAN.

Policy Adoption Tools and Resources

Passing a smoke/tobacco-free policy on campus can go smoothly or it can be a daunting task.  Much of this depends on the political climate of the campus as well as support and guidance from the campus administration.
 

Policy Implementation Tools and Resources

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.

Policy Enforcement Tools and Resources

Campuses take two broad approaches to enforcement: educational approaches and punitive approaches.  Campuses typically spend the first year of a new policy focusing on educational approaches and then use punitive approaches (citations and fines) as needed after that.