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 goals remain 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.  To achieve these goals, 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:


Divinity School

Environmental Health and Safety

Human Resources

McDougal Center

Office of Sustainability

School of Engineering and Applied Science

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

School of Public Health

University Properties

Wright Laboratory

Yale College

Yale Health

Yale Housing

Yale Library

Yale School of Nursing

Yale Summer Session

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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