Top 10 Benefits of a Tobacco- and Smoke-Free Campus

  1. It eliminates on-campus cigarette butts, making for a cleaner and more eco-friendly campus environment and reduces the risk of on-campus fires.
  2. It eliminates secondhand smoke and reduces associated health risks, such as cancer, respiratory infections, and other illnesses.
  3. It considers the needs of people with medical conditions triggered by secondhand smoke.
  4. It supports the preference of the majority of people to live, learn, and work in a tobacco- and smoke-free environment.
  5. It helps those who have lived tobacco- and smoke-free stay tobacco- and smoke-free by eliminating a tobacco- and smoke-friendly environment.
  6. It prepares students for the tobacco- and smoke-free workplace.
  7. It helps the 70% of tobacco users who want to quit to successfully quit.
  8. It reduces exposure to the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.
  9. It helps those who have already quit stay quit by eliminating triggers found in a tobacco- and smoke-friendly environment.
  10. It helps all of us. . .
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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