ERIC Number: ED371680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
The Smoke-Free Campus.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
This report outlines the health threats of cigarette smoking on college campuses. It cites evidence that smoking among high school seniors and college freshmen has dropped only 1.5 percent since 1981, and notes the dangers of second-hand smoke. Six recommendations for becoming a smoke-free campus are listed. The experience of American industry and businesses in curbing worksite smoking is cited as a model for colleges and universities. The need to work with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the surrounding community in setting smoke-free policies is emphasized, and guidelines are offered for ensuring that enforcement is fair, that sanctions make sense, and that positive interventions are used. Two general approaches to implementation are described: convening a commission of the relevant stakeholders to cooperatively create a smoke-free policy, and having the administration set university policy. The impact of external forces, such as local regulations and tobacco producers, is also considered. An appendix cites smoking policies of over 150 U.S. colleges and universities, based on a July 1991 survey. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.