Post-secondary institutions within Canada and the U.S.A. have developed policies of various forms to address the use of tobacco and related products on campus, however to date, there are no 100% tobacco-free or smoke-free campuses in Ontario. Recent provincial legislation banning the sale and promotion of tobacco products on post-secondary campuses presents an opportunity to build on this momentum by developing comprehensive policies to eliminate tobacco use on campus grounds.
Despite evidence of widespread support for these policies, practitioners and partners who are engaging in this work across the province encounter numerous barriers to policy adoption. This webinar presented findings from Experiences in Developing Policy to Eliminate Tobacco Use on Post-Secondary Campuses: A Documentation of Practice Study, and explored both the successes and challenges, and the lessons learned, in creating healthy campus environments that are free from tobacco.
- Janet Allen, Tobacco Control Program Coordinator, Algoma Public Health
- Anthany Beatty, Assistant Vice President, Public Safety, University of Kentucky
- Alison Kernoghan, Project Manager, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo
- Jennifer O’Brien, Acting Assistant Manager, Communications & Programming, Leave the Pack Behind
|Date of Resource:||2016/12/14|
|Target Audience:||Public health practitioners and community partners working to eliminate tobacco use on post-secondary campuses. |
|Topic:||Post-Secondary Campus Cessation|