Supporting President Salovey’s vision of becoming a tobacco free campus, we are partnering with University champions to increase community engagement across campus and to support the needed culture change for this multi-year effort.
Since the initiative announcement in 2015, the focus has been educational, supporting and engaging tobacco users to quit. While we have reached thousands throughout the Yale community with our smoking cessation resources, social media, outreach efforts and the video series, “We Quit, So Can You,” our goal remains to foster healthy behavior and culture change. To achieve this goal, we have partnered with champions who have committed to supporting the initiative by promoting cessation resources and creating a tobacco free environment within their areas.
Our champions to date include:
School of Public Health
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Sustainability
Yale Summer Session
Become a Tobacco Free Campus Ambassador
Campus Ambassadors are agents of change for a tobacco free environment. They serve as friendly educators, starting non-judgemental conversations to promote the Tobacco Free Yale initiative through discussion and dialog with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Ambassadors receive training by Being Well at Yale staff on outreach techniques to promote the initiative