Tobacco Free Campus Initiative

About the Tobacco Free Campus Initiative

The University System of New Hampshire (USNH), in collaboration with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) has been awarded funding from the State of New Hampshire Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) to assist in developing policy, identifying enforcement infrastructure, and augmenting cessation efforts with the goal of creating tobacco-free environments on all affiliated campuses.  This public education system of two and four year institutions represents 23 college campuses in 15 New Hampshire cities and towns, over 40,000 students and nearly 10,000 faculty and staff.

This two-year grant began October 1, 2014.  Each campus has an established health and wellness committee which works with staff and students to address issues of health and wellbeing.  These groups will lead the effort to create tobacco cessation policies and guidelines which address the specific needs of their own college communities and constituents.

Tobacco use costs the University and Community College Systems money, affects the health and future of students, faculty and staff and compromises the beauty of the building and grounds.  At the end of the two years, this project will have assisted the campuses in developing a voluntary tobacco free policy which will contribute to a vital and healthy workforce and student body, as well as a clean environment to further the institutions academic mission.

Current Tobacco Policies

The current UNH and other USNH and CCSNH campus tobacco policies can be found here.

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Cessation Resources

UNH/USNH Resources:

New Hampshire Resources:

National Resources:

 Other Resources: