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:

Yale Health

Yale College

School of Public Health

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Divinity School

School of Engineering and Applied Science


Environmental Health and Safety

Human Resources

McDougal Center

Office of Sustainability

Yale Library

Yale Housing

Yale Summer Session

University Properties

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