More Than 2,000 U.S. Campuses Smoke-Free as of Nov. 2017
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- As of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. college and university campuses had smoke-free policies, with most of these campuses tobacco-free, prohibiting both smoking and smokeless tobacco products, according to a study published online June 21 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Teresa W. Wang, Ph.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and colleagues 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 to assess smoke-free and tobacco-free policies in U.S. colleges and universities.
The researchers found that at least 2,082 U.S. college and university campuses had smoke-free policies as of November 2017. Among these campuses, 83.7 percent were tobacco-free, and 79.6 and 41 percent specifically prohibited electronic cigarette use and hookah smoking, respectively.
"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," the authors write.
© 2020 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
Posted: June 2018
More News Resources
- FDA Medwatch Drug Alerts
- Daily MedNews
- News for Health Professionals
- New Drug Approvals
- New Drug Applications
- Drug Shortages
- Clinical Trial Results
- Generic Drug Approvals
- Monthly Update Archive
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Whatever your topic of interest, subscribe to our newsletters to get the best of Drugs.com in your inbox.