Previous News & Announcements
Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative (TFCCI) Officially Launched September 12, 2012
On September 12, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh, and University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman—together with tobacco policy experts and educational leaders—announced the national Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative at the U-M School of Public Health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative (TFCCI) to promote and support the adoption and implementation of tobacco-free policies at universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning across the United States. An archived video of the announcement broadcast is available here.
U.S. Surgeon General Releases Report on Youth and Young Adult Tobacco Use
Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin has released a report on the epidemic of smoking among youth and young adults. To view the full report or a summary of findings, visit http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/preventing-youth-tobacco-use/.
Secretary of the Navy Announces Strengthening of Navy and Marine Corps Tobacco Policy
On 2 March 2012, the Secretary of the Navy sent out a memorandum stating that the Navy and Marine Corps tobacco policy will be strengthened by the end of this fiscal year. The Memorandum affects access to FDA-approved NRTs, pricing at base exchanges, and formal tobacco awareness training to include recruits. For more information, visit here.
University of California Announces Tobacco-Free Policy
On January 9, 2012, the University of California Office of the President announced all UC campuses, medical centers, and national labs will be tobacco-free by 2014. To learn more about the policy, visit http://ucop.edu/riskmgt/smoking-policy.html.
LinkedIn Fact Sheets
Check out the new LinkedIn Fact Sheets for Tobacco Control at http://www.cyanonline.org/SocialMedia/Resources
College and Community College Strategy Exchange Webinar Schedule Now Available
Strategy Exchange webinars provide advocates with an opportunity to hear updates from other colleges and universities, share updates, and discuss strategy. See the 2012-2013 schedule, and register for webinars here.
COUGH Cessation Student Advocates Training Now Available
This training series, consisting on six online, self paced sessions was developed for college students who are interested in learning more about how they can help improve tobacco cessation services on their campus, and act as a tobacco cessation advocate. To learn more, or start the training, visit here.
ACHA Releases New Statement on Tobacco on Campus
The American College Health Association (ACHA) has released an updated Position Statement on Tobacco on College and University Campuses. The recent Statement was updated to include electronic cigarettes in the list of tobacco-derived or containing products.
AB 795 Becomes Law
Assembly Bill 795 was signed into law by Governor Brown on Saturday, October 8, 2011. The new law gives CA colleges and universities the authority to issue citations and collect fines from individuals violating the campus tobacco use policy. The goes into effect on January 1, 2012.