At Yale, we care about your health and well-being. That is why the university has committed to becoming a Tobacco-Free campus. Leading the charge among its Ivy peers, the focus of Tobacco-Free Yale is on improving the health and environment of our overall community.

As of November, 2017, Yale will join over 1,400 other colleges and universities that are already tobacco-free.

Cleaner Air for All!

The goals of the Tobacco-Free Yale initiative are to:

  • create a healthier university community,
  • foster a campus culture in which tobacco users are supported in their quit attempts and
  • become a model for developing a tobacco-free campus.

We recognize that quitting tobacco can be a significant personal challenge and that cessation programs are an integral component in implementing a tobacco-free campus.  Yale has numerous resources to help. Visit How to Quit to find out about these resources and available support.

Please visit our tobacco-free site frequently, to learn about upcoming events and to find out how you can help make Yale a healthier place for everyone.

For feedback, suggestions, questions, or concerns, please email us at tobacco.free@yale.edu.
We’d love to hear from you! 


June 7, 2017
To celebrate World No Tobacco Day, the Yale community was encouraged to Blow Bubbles, Not Smoke during a lunch hour event on Cross Campus. The Tobacco-Free Yale Team spread...
May 19, 2017
In November, 2015 Yale launched its Tobacco-Free Health Campaign (TFY). In August, 2016 we debuted a new video series entitled “We Quit, So Can You!”  These videos feature...
May 5, 2017
The entire Yale Community is invited to come out and celebrate World No Tobacco Day on May 31st from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm on Cross Campus. Tobacco-Free Yale and Being Well...