About Tobacco-Free Colleges
The Tobacco-Free Colleges initiative at Wake Forest School of Medicine, led by Dr. Erin Sutfin of the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, involves two different projects, both aimed to reduce tobacco use among college students. Among the nearly 12 million college students in the US, approximately 1 in 4 smoke cigarettes and nearly 1 in 3 use some form of tobacco. Additionally, college students increasingly initiate tobacco use during their college years. Tobacco use by college students is a particular concern because the earlier people start using tobacco and the longer they use it, the more serious the health effects. To address tobacco-use among college students, Dr. Sutfin and colleagues have developed tools to be used to (a) implement tobacco-free campus policies; and (b) increase screening and intervention for tobacco use in campus health centers. Please see the links on the left to access these materials.