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Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

  • 1.  Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 9 days ago
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    Hi NACAS Fam!
    Due to increasingly frequent requests from higher education professionals, I'm taking an informal poll to find out which other NACAS schools are going smoke-free on campus. This initiative has been growing in importance for many universities and one we're passionate about helping out with. 


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    Tim Decker
    My Lil' HealthBot
    CEO
    Toronto ON
    Canada
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  • 2.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hi Tim - we just went smoke free at Temple on 7/1.  Certainly not much feedback or info as of yet, but we are moving ahead with the change.

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    Jason Levy
    Temple University
    Director, Student Center Operations & Conferences
    Philadelphia PA
    United States
    jalevy@temple.edu
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  • 3.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 9 days ago
    Thats awesome, seems to be a growing trend. Some schools feel that staff are going to be the ones who have to make the biggest adjustment. 

    What's your take? We are exploring carrying smoking cessation products on a case by case basis as a result of this trend. 

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    Tim Decker 
    CEO

    CA +1-604-340-9723 / US +1-424-396-7356








  • 4.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 8 days ago
    Not sure how many folks are tobacco/vape users, but I believe it will affect staff at least as much as students.
    I should have included the info on the change as well... https://www.temple.edu/life-at-temple/tobacco-free-temple.
    It's definitely a challenge in an urban campus climate as we don't own the streets/sidewalk, etc., but the hope is that through a variety of positive reinforcement processes, that it will diminish a significant amount.

    I think offering cessation products to campuses that move in this direction would be a smart niche-need to fill.

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    Jason Levy
    Temple University
    Director, Student Center Operations & Conferences
    Philadelphia PA
    United States
    jalevy@temple.edu
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  • 5.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 9 days ago
    We have a smoke free campus at Antelope Valley College. 

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    Auxiliary Services
    661.722.6505






  • 6.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hi Tim,

    We went smoke free over a year ago: https://langara.ca/departments/human-resources-payroll/wellness-promotion/smoke-free.html

    It is gently enforced and has caused some extra work for our Facilities department to clean up the mess at our perimeters.
    Thanks,
    Mark

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    Mark Adams
    Langara College
    Director Ancillary Services
    Vancouver BC
    Canada
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  • 7.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 9 days ago
    Very good choice, what's your take on Vaping on campus? Does this fall into or outside of the bounds of your rules?

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    Tim Decker
    My Lil' HealthBot
    CEO
    Toronto ON
    Canada
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  • 8.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 8 days ago
    Vaping is included in the non smoking Campus.

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    Mark Adams
    Langara College
    Director Ancillary Services
    Vancouver BC
    Canada
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  • 9.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 8 days ago
    The University at Buffalo has been smoke-free since 2009.  Our policy also covers vaping, but unfortunately users don't associate vaping with smoke-free.    After 10 years, we still have many issues and problems associated with this policy.  I would love to hear more discussion as to how other campuses are dealing with enforcement.

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    Cheryl Bailey
    SUNY - Buffalo-FSA
    Associate Director, Campus Planning
    Buffalo NY
    United States
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  • 10.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 8 days ago
    At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville we implemented a smoke free campus policy about a year ago. I have noticed an improvement, but it requires ongoing efforts from a compliance standpoint since a large portion of the campus population changes every year. Below is a link with more information:

    https://bewell.utk.edu/policy/

    Thanks,
    Brian

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    Brian Browning
    University of Tennessee
    Executive Director of Auxiliary Services
    Knoxville, TN
    browning@utk.edu
    865-974-3061
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  • 11.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 5 days ago
    the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee went Smoke/Tabacco free during our spring academic term, and plans to start enforcement of the new policy this fall. https://uwm.edu/smokefree/

    So far roll-out of this policy has had limited impact on the smoking population, with many claiming to be unaware of the shift in policy. One interesting note on our policy; one driving factor was our Risk Management department due to damage caused by a cigarette butt being discarded into an underground air-intake for an academic building. The debris in the area of the intake caught fire, and the resulting smoke caused damage to a good number of classrooms.

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    Mike Schmit
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    Associate Director - Events & Operations
    Milwaukee WI
    United States
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  • 12.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 5 days ago
    Thanks everyone for their input on the smoke free campuses. :) it's something we are currently assessing as we determine how best to serve our partners.

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    Tim Decker
    My Lil' HealthBot
    CEO
    Toronto ON
    Canada
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  • 13.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 4 days ago
    I have been at two schools which went "smoke free", but then retreated from that policy and designated or erected smoking sheds in various places around campus.  This resulted in an increase in smoking as students who originally did not smoke congregated with their friends in the smoking areas, and picked up the habit.  I believe that it needs to be all or nothing.


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  • 14.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 3 days ago
    Coastal Carolina University has been Tobacco and Smoke Free since August 1, 2014.  All forms of tobacco and smoke-related products including chewing tobacco, snuff, water pipes, electronic cigarettes, vaping, among others.  This decision was not taking lightly and our Board of Trustees support the mission and policy.  The University has smoking cessation programs and support for students, faculty, and staff.   You can visit our tobacco free campus site at https://www.coastal.edu/livewell/tobacco-freecampus/.

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    Sandra Baldridge-Adrian
    Coastal Carolina University
    Director of Contractual & Business Services
    Conway, SC
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  • 15.  RE: Going to a smoke free campus? We want to hear from you!

    Posted 3 days ago
    University of Minnesota Duluth has been smoke free since 2008. There really was no teeth in the original policy to hold anyone accountable. We ultimately were able to hold students accountable via the conduct policy, but it was more difficult to hold faculty and staff accountable due to bargaining contract language. Ultimately we decided to take the longer campus culture route (rather than a punitive one) and that has paid off. While we know we are not 100% tobacco (and vape) free - we essentially operate as almost entirely tobacco free. The one holdout is that we do allow anyone to smoke inside their own personal vehicle, so there are still some faculty and staff who go out to their cars to do that, mostly we see that during lunch. Also, we allow tobacco use for all traditional Native American ceremonies.

    Here is a link to more information on our Breathefree webpage (it's an older site, but still has accurate info). And here is the official university policy

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    Corbin Smyth
    University of Minnesota Duluth
    Associate Vice Chancellor Student Life
    Duluth MN
    United States
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