Supporting President Salovey’s vision of becoming a tobacco free campus, we are partnering with the residential colleges, operational units and department 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 promoting the initiative and cessation resources and to sustaining a tobacco free environment within their areas. Champions lead by example, respectfully communicating to faculty, staff, students, and visitors that tobacco use is prohibited on university grounds.
Our champions to date include:
- Yale Health
- Yale School of Public Health
- Being Well at Yale
- Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
- Yale Housing
- Human Resources Generalists
- Campus Ambassadors
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