News and Events

CAPS Tobacco Cessation Group

CDC Health Advisory

  • The CDC released a health advisory on August 30th, 2019 titled, "Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products". Read it here.

Public Statements

Prior Fall 2018 Tobacco- & Smoke-Free Campus Forums

  • Uptown Campus: Wednesday, September 26th, 4pm, Campus Center 375
  • Health Sciences Campus: Thursday, October 4th, 4pm, School of Public Health, Room 110
  • Downtown Campus: Tuesday October 9th, 4pm, Milne 200
  • Uptown Campus: Tuesday, December 4th, 4pm, Multipurpose Room, Campus Center West


The University at Albany is committed to the health and well-being of all members of the UAlbany community. A Tobacco- and Smoke-Free Policy and cessation resources are one way we hope to provide a path to wellness for students, faculty, and staff.

UAlbany's Commitment

In 2010, the U.S. Surgeon General declared tobacco use as the nation's leading preventable cause of premature death and disability, and advised that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

Given our commitment to the health and safety of our faculty, staff, students and visitors, UAlbany joins more than 1,800 colleges and universities across the nation to adopt a tobacco- and smoke-free campus policy. This decision was carefully made following recommendations from two presidential working groups.

Contact Us

Questions? Feedback?

Email the Tobacco- and Smoke-Free UAlbany Steering Committee Co-Chairs at


Estela M. Rivero, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for
Student Affairs Health,
Counseling, and Behavioral Health

M. Dolores Cimini, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research