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Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities - United States and Territories, 2017.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018; 67(24):686-689MM

Abstract

Each year in the United States, cigarette smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths, including approximately 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking adults (1). Smoke-free policies protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure, reduce the social acceptability of smoking, help in preventing youth and young adult smoking initiation, and increase smokers' efforts to quit smoking (1,2). Given that 99% of adult cigarette smokers first start smoking before age 26 years and many smokers transition to regular, daily use during young adulthood (2),* colleges and universities represent an important venue for protecting students, faculty, staff members, and guests from secondhand smoke exposure through tobacco control policies (3). To assess smoke-free and tobacco-free policies in U.S. colleges and universities, CDC and the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) determined the number of campuses nationwide that completely prohibit smoking (smoke-free) or both smoking and smokeless tobacco product use (tobacco-free) in all indoor and outdoor areas. As of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. college and university campuses had smoke-free policies. Among these campuses, 1,743 (83.7%) were tobacco-free; 1,658 (79.6%) specifically prohibited electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use; and 854 (41.0%) specifically prohibited hookah smoking. Smoke-free and tobacco-free policies on college and university campuses can help reduce secondhand smoke exposure, tobacco use initiation, and the social acceptability of tobacco use (1-3).

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

29927904

Citation

Wang, Teresa W., et al. "Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities - United States and Territories, 2017." MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 67, no. 24, 2018, pp. 686-689.
Wang TW, Tynan MA, Hallett C, et al. Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities - United States and Territories, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018;67(24):686-689.
Wang, T. W., Tynan, M. A., Hallett, C., Walpert, L., Hopkins, M., Konter, D., & King, B. A. (2018). Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities - United States and Territories, 2017. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 67(24), pp. 686-689. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6724a4.
Wang TW, et al. Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities - United States and Territories, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Jun 22;67(24):686-689. PubMed PMID: 29927904.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities - United States and Territories, 2017. AU - Wang,Teresa W, AU - Tynan,Michael A, AU - Hallett,Cynthia, AU - Walpert,Laura, AU - Hopkins,Maggie, AU - Konter,Darryl, AU - King,Brian A, Y1 - 2018/06/22/ PY - 2018/6/22/entrez PY - 2018/6/22/pubmed PY - 2018/6/23/medline SP - 686 EP - 689 JF - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report JO - MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. VL - 67 IS - 24 N2 - Each year in the United States, cigarette smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths, including approximately 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking adults (1). Smoke-free policies protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure, reduce the social acceptability of smoking, help in preventing youth and young adult smoking initiation, and increase smokers' efforts to quit smoking (1,2). Given that 99% of adult cigarette smokers first start smoking before age 26 years and many smokers transition to regular, daily use during young adulthood (2),* colleges and universities represent an important venue for protecting students, faculty, staff members, and guests from secondhand smoke exposure through tobacco control policies (3). To assess smoke-free and tobacco-free policies in U.S. colleges and universities, CDC and the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) determined the number of campuses nationwide that completely prohibit smoking (smoke-free) or both smoking and smokeless tobacco product use (tobacco-free) in all indoor and outdoor areas. As of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. college and university campuses had smoke-free policies. Among these campuses, 1,743 (83.7%) were tobacco-free; 1,658 (79.6%) specifically prohibited electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use; and 854 (41.0%) specifically prohibited hookah smoking. Smoke-free and tobacco-free policies on college and university campuses can help reduce secondhand smoke exposure, tobacco use initiation, and the social acceptability of tobacco use (1-3). SN - 1545-861X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29927904/Smoke_Free_and_Tobacco_Free_Policies_in_Colleges_and_Universities___United_States_and_Territories_2017_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6724a4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -