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Assessment of college and university campus tobacco-free policies in North Carolina.
J Am Coll Health 2012; 60(7):512-9JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To develop a reliable and efficient method for assessing prevalence and strength of college/university tobacco-related policies.

PARTICIPANTS

North Carolina (NC) public universities, community colleges, and private colleges/universities (N = 110).

METHODS

A census of policies using campus handbooks and Web sites was conducted in March 2011.

RESULTS

The rating tool is reliable and valid. Ninety-nine percent of NC college/university campuses are smoke-free in all indoor areas. The majority (94/110 [85%]) of colleges and universities regulate smoking and/or tobacco in some or all outdoor areas. Less than 20% of campuses had restrictions for industry marketing, promotion, and sales.

CONCLUSIONS

Clean indoor air policies are present at all but 1 NC college/university campus, and a growing number have enacted broad outdoor limits to protect students, faculty, and staff from secondhand smoke. Policy census approaches across all other states would quantify the national tobacco-free college campus policy environment and facilitate adoption of tobacco-free campus policies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA. jose.lee@unc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23002799

Citation

Lee, Joseph G L., et al. "Assessment of College and University Campus Tobacco-free Policies in North Carolina." Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, vol. 60, no. 7, 2012, pp. 512-9.
Lee JG, Goldstein AO, Klein EG, et al. Assessment of college and university campus tobacco-free policies in North Carolina. J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(7):512-9.
Lee, J. G., Goldstein, A. O., Klein, E. G., Ranney, L. M., & Carver, A. M. (2012). Assessment of college and university campus tobacco-free policies in North Carolina. Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, 60(7), pp. 512-9.
Lee JG, et al. Assessment of College and University Campus Tobacco-free Policies in North Carolina. J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(7):512-9. PubMed PMID: 23002799.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Assessment of college and university campus tobacco-free policies in North Carolina. AU - Lee,Joseph G L, AU - Goldstein,Adam O, AU - Klein,Elizabeth G, AU - Ranney,Leah M, AU - Carver,Ashlea M, PY - 2012/9/26/entrez PY - 2012/9/26/pubmed PY - 2013/3/5/medline SP - 512 EP - 9 JF - Journal of American college health : J of ACH JO - J Am Coll Health VL - 60 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To develop a reliable and efficient method for assessing prevalence and strength of college/university tobacco-related policies. PARTICIPANTS: North Carolina (NC) public universities, community colleges, and private colleges/universities (N = 110). METHODS: A census of policies using campus handbooks and Web sites was conducted in March 2011. RESULTS: The rating tool is reliable and valid. Ninety-nine percent of NC college/university campuses are smoke-free in all indoor areas. The majority (94/110 [85%]) of colleges and universities regulate smoking and/or tobacco in some or all outdoor areas. Less than 20% of campuses had restrictions for industry marketing, promotion, and sales. CONCLUSIONS: Clean indoor air policies are present at all but 1 NC college/university campus, and a growing number have enacted broad outdoor limits to protect students, faculty, and staff from secondhand smoke. Policy census approaches across all other states would quantify the national tobacco-free college campus policy environment and facilitate adoption of tobacco-free campus policies. SN - 1940-3208 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23002799/Assessment_of_college_and_university_campus_tobacco_free_policies_in_North_Carolina_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07448481.2012.690464 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -