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CAPS Tobacco Cessation Group

CDC Updates

  • The CDC update: Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping. Read it here.

Public Statements


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 [email protected]


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