Higher Education
Volume 7 / Issue 4
January 16, 2018
In This Issue:
SPOTLIGHT: Smoking Cessation
While tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death in the United States, of growing concern on college campuses is the use of e-cigarettes. Below you can find more information about tobacco and e-cigarette use among young adults and resources to help reduce smoking on campus. 


Results from 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey Show Dramatic Increase in E-Cigarette Use Among Youth Over Past Year

Food and Drug Administration


Know the Facts: E-Cigarettes and Young People

U.S. Surgeon General


E-Cigarettes and Young People: A Public Health Concern

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Smokefree Colleges and Universities Continue to Grow in Popularity

American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation


A Student Toolkit from the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative

American Cancer Society



National Cancer Institute


18 Schools Pledge to Go Tobacco-Free Through College Program Initiative

Truth Initiative



Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities

Wang, T.W., et al. (June 2018). Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report


Electronic Cigarettes and Communication: An Examination of College Students' Perceptions of Safety and Use

Hart, E. P., Sears, C. G., Hart, J. L., & Walker, K. L. (May 2018). Kentucky Journal of Communication



Most U.S. Colleges Are Not Tobacco- and Smoke-Free

Reuters Health News, September 6, 2018


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Ceballos, N. A., et al. (December 2018).  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Davidson, C. T., Ashby-King, D. T., & Sciulli, L. J. (December 2018).  Community College Journal of Research and Practice

James, T. G., et al. (December 2018).  Journal of American College Health

Snedden, T. R., et al. (December 2018).  American Journal of Health Promotion

Ortagus, J. C. (2018).  Research in Higher Education

Soliz, A. (August 2018).  Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis

Yu, M., et al. (January 2018).  Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals

Webinars and Online Learning

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January 30-February 2, 2019, San Diego, CA
American Association of Community Colleges

March 4-7, 2019, Portsmouth, VA
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

July 29-August 1, 2019, Columbus, OH

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