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Assessment of college and university campus tobacco-free policies in north Carolina.
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PMID:  23002799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Objective: To develop a reliable and efficient method for assessing prevalence and strength of college/university tobacco-related policies. Participants: North Carolina (NC) public universities, community colleges, and private colleges/universities (N = 110). Methods: A census of policies using campus handbooks and Web sites was conducted in March 2011. Results: The rating tool is reliable and valid. Ninety-nine percent of NC college/university campuses are smoke-free in all indoor areas. The majority (94/110 [85%]) of colleges and universities regulate smoking and/or tobacco in some or all outdoor areas. Less than 20% of campuses had restrictions for industry marketing, promotion, and sales. Conclusions: Clean indoor air policies are present at all but 1 NC college/university campus, and a growing number have enacted broad outdoor limits to protect students, faculty, and staff from secondhand smoke. Policy census approaches across all other states would quantify the national tobacco-free college campus policy environment and facilitate adoption of tobacco-free campus policies.
Joseph G L Lee; Adam O Goldstein; Elizabeth G Klein; Leah M Ranney; Ashlea M Carver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of American college health : J of ACH     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1940-3208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Health     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214119     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  512-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine , The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , North Carolina.
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