Who should look at this site?
This site was developed for college and university health
services personnel, campus administration, and staff concerned
with tobacco prevention. Students, parents, and faculty may
also find the site useful.
Why should I be concerned about
tobacco use on my campus?
College tobacco rates rose steadily through the 1990s. The
college years are a time when many people either abandon or
establish lifetime tobacco habits, and colleges provide an
ideal setting for tobacco prevention interventions. Visit
our College Tobacco
Facts page to find out more about why college campuses
are the new front line for tobacco prevention efforts.
We already have tobacco education
programs on campus. Isn’t that enough?
Research indicates that tobacco education alone is insufficient.
Most such programs focus on individual decision-making while
failing to address the larger social and physical environment
in which decisions about smoking are made. Visit our Comprehensive
Prevention Model page to review model college tobacco
prevention policies and find out how and why effective campus
tobacco prevention combines traditional education and cessation
approaches with environmental management strategies.
What are campuses around the
country doing to address smoking?
U.S. campuses are on the move with respect to tobacco prevention.
See our Campus
Examples page for a series of case studies that document
tobacco prevention efforts at colleges and universities nationwide.
What kinds of campus tobacco
programs and policies should be put in place?
Every campus is unique. See our Comprehensive
Prevention Model page for general policy and program guidelines.
Review the case studies on our Campus
Examples page for ideas, including the valuable tips from
college tobacco prevention leaders.
There is so much to consider.
How do I get started?
We recommend a five-step process to plan, implement, and evaluate
tobacco prevention efforts on campus. Learn the five key steps
and find out about potential funding resources on our Taking
What other resources are available?
Browse our collection of over 100 Links
and Resources, from advocacy groups to research documents
to national and local tobacco initiatives, and more related
to college tobacco prevention.
Can you answer my specific questions
and provide technical assistance?
Yes. Visit our Ask Us
page to send us a request. Depending on your needs we may
send you written materials, provide phone consultation, or
refer you to other resources.