Yale cares deeply about the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. That is why the university is committed to supporting 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.

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.

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


December 3, 2018
Margaret Carnright, assistant director, Yale Educational Travel, started smoking in the late 1970s, after a dare from her older sister. By 1984, she had tried to quit a few...
October 19, 2018
For over 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November.  The Great American Smokeout, this year on November...
September 25, 2018
The National Institutesof Health (NIH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have renewed a $20 million grant for the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (...