The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) publishes a list of campuses that have comprehensive tobacco-free or smoke-free policies in place. As of April 1, 2016, there were 1,483 100% smoke-free campuses, of which 1,137 -- more than two-thirds! -- were fully tobacco-free. In addition, a rapidly growing number of 823 now also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, anywhere on campus.
Reflecting our extraordinary progress, the number of college and university campuses in the U.S. that have adopted comprehensive smoke-free policies has more than doubled since TFCCI's launch in September 2012. At that time, there were 774 campuses with 100% smoke-free policies, 562 of them tobacco-free. Since then, 709 more campuses have adopted comprehensive policies, with an impressive 575 of those going tobacco-free.
A few states have taken statewide approaches. In Arkansas and Illinois, all public institutions of higher education are required to be both smoke- and e-cigarette-free. In Iowa, all campuses, both public and private, have to be smoke-free. Louisiana requires that all state-supported institutions of higher education be smoke-free.
Click here for ANRF's complete state-by-state listing of smoke-free and tobacco-free college and university campuses in the United States. Want to know how to qualify for ANRF's smoke- and tobacco-free college and university listing? Click here for the criteria.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone working on the national movement to help campuses be tobacco-free! To learn more about TFCCI's partners, click here.