Supporting a Smoke-Free Campus
The University at Buffalo is a completely smoke-free campus. Smoking is prohibited everywhere on UBís campus, at off-site UB locations and in university-owned vehicles. This applies to UB students, employees, and visitors. Please support our mission to make our environment as clean and healthy as possible.
Quit Smoking Walk-In Clinics Fall 2014
Thursdays & Fridays: 11 am - 2pm
9/11 - 12/5
We will assist you to...
- Make a plan to quit smoking or get support to stay quit
- Learn how to cope with stress and your personal smoking triggers
- Talk about nicotine withdrawal and receive your first supply of FREE nicotine patches/gum/lozenges
- Provide you additional supplies of patches/gum/lozenges after a smoking cessation check-in session
We know it may take several quit attempts to quit for good and we want to offer share the tools to help you succeed!
Reasons over 1000 Higher Education Institutions have Smoke-free Policies
If you smell tobacco smoke, you are breathing in cancer-causing chemicals. Smoke-free campuses are healthier for everyone, including people with asthma and other respiratory problems.
Cigarette butts contain all the carcinogens and nicotine that make tobacco use the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, yet trillions of butts are littered into our environment annually. Each cigarette takes 25 years to decompose.
The tobacco industry heavily targets college students
Big tobacco spends 41 million dollars per day promoting their products. The tobacco industry relies on young people initiating use of tobacco in order to replace the 430,000 tobacco users who die each year from tobacco-related causes. We want to prevent UB students from becoming daily addicted smokers.
We're a smoke-free campus, pass it on...
- 76% of UB students have never used cigarettes, and only 3% of students smoke on a daily basis (NCHA, 2013)
- 80% of UB students prefer to date someone who doesn't smoke (myUB Survey, 2010)
- 92% of UB students disapprove of smokers throwing their cigarette butts on the ground (myUB Survey 2010)
Becoming a smoke-free campus doesnít happen overnight. The simple reason for our policy is respect for each other and the environment. Help us spread the word when you see someone smoking or littering cigarette butts.
What You Can Do To Support Our Smoke-Free Policy
Be an informal Supporter
- Print and post these flyers to show your support for the smoke-free policy: PDF (Color) (3.2MB) | PDF (B&W) (710KB)
- Refer people who want to quit smoking to campus cessation services and the NY State Quitline
- Write an editorial to the school paper or other local media in support of the smoke-free policy
- Take a stack of smoke-free policy cards and educate others on the policy when the opportunity arises
- Put this statement in your email signature: "Thank you for supporting our smoke-free campus environment. For more information, go to wellnessed.buffalo.edu/tobacco."
Like the "Wellness Education Services" Facebook page
- Find out about upcoming events, opportunities to volunteer, and what's in the news
- Share stories with other students on how the policy has improved UB
- UBreathe Free policy/website
- New York State Smokers' Quitline
- Apps for Quitting Smoking
- Quitting Smoking is a Journey - Short, animated video that explores what works and what doesn't work when thinking about quitting smoking
- American Cancer Society - Stay Away From Tobacco section
- American Lung Association - Stop Smoking section
- Action to Quit: Advancing Tobacco Control Policy
- National Center for Tobacco Policy
- Printable Flyers: