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Tobacco-Free Colleges Policy Implementation Manual

On behalf of Wake Forest School of Medicine and the North Carolina Tobacco Control Branch, we are proud to present, Creating a Healthier College Campus: A Comprehensive Manual for Implementing Tobacco-Free Policies. This manual was developed with funding from the North Carolina Division of Public Health (Contract Number 26164 to Dr. Erin Sutfin) to help those considering implementing a tobacco-free college campus policy, and encourage those who have not yet decided to undertake the policy process. The Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Howard Koh, recently announced a nationwide Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative, to encourage institutions of higher education to adopt tobacco-free policies. This manual can help.

This manual provides background on the state of tobacco-free college campus policies in North Carolina; the rationale and need for campuses to go tobacco-free; detailed step-by-step instructions on how to develop, advocate for, pass, and implement a tobacco-free policy on your campus; and new directions for campus/community tobacco policies after implementation of a campus policy is complete. Inside you will find tools and resources to help you in the policy process; these can be found throughout the manual and in the appendix at the end.

We believe that this manual is a truly comprehensive guide that will assist campuses pass comprehensive tobacco-free campus policies. We look forward to seeing the positive changes that result from your use of the manual. We hope you join us in working to make North Carolina a tobacco-free place to live, work, and go to school.


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Last Updated: 12-08-2015
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