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Introduction: Widespread public health initiatives have led to falling smoking rates. Currently, 1,620 U.S. colleges have adopted smoke-free policies. In August 2015, the University of Vermont (UVM) adopted a tobacco-free policy that bans all forms of tobacco use on university property. The purpose of this study was to compare tobacco use and attitudes before and after policy implementation.


Jan Carney, MD, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Tom Delaney, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Burt Wilcke, PhD, University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Tobacco-Free UVM Steering Committee


Tobacco Use, Environmental Health, Heart Disease and Stroke, Cancer, Respiratory Diseases, Access to Health Services, Health Communication and Health Information Technology

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UVM Tobacco Use and Attitudes After Implementation of a Tobacco-Free Policy