A Tobacco-Free Colleges Movement

Tobacco-Free College advocates are banding together to change the cultural acceptance of tobacco use on college campuses across North Carolina. Nearly 19% of all 18-24 year-olds in the United States smoke and this is the only age group nationally in which smoking rates are increasing.

Tobacco-Free College advocates work to prevent initiation of tobacco use among young adults (18-24); eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke on college campuses; promote cessation among young adults; and reduce health disparities among college students attributable to tobacco use.

Smoke-free advocates draw attention to the known dangers associated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke; they also do something about the issue. Activists work to create change on their college campus, building support, raising awareness, advocating for 100% tobacco-free policies and promoting the Health and Wellness Trust Fund (HWTF) funded tobacco use Quitline (800-QUIT-NOW).

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