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Timeline

2012

  • SUNY Board of Trustees passes resolution in support of SUNY becoming tobacco-free

2013 & 2014

  • University engages in research, participates in SUNY regional conferences, begins conversations with internal and external groups to determine best practices for implementation, and develops implementation plans

Winter/Spring 2015

  • Tobacco-free steering committee formed 
  • Discussions with University groups and strategic focus groups take place

Summer 2015

  • University Council approves tobacco-free policy
  • Working Groups identified – plans and strategies toward implementing the policy developed
  • Tobacco-free advisory council formed

Fall 2015

  • Tobacco-free advisory council, working groups and steering committee work on preparing the community for policy implementation
  • University announces that it will become tobacco-free  
  • Efforts to offer resources and assistance to those seeking to cease using tobacco enhanced
  • Facilities preparation begin (e.g., signage, removal of smoking receptacles and ashtrays, etc.)   

Winter/Spring 2016

  • Policy goes into effect January 1, 2016  
  • Continue tobacco-free advisory council, working groups and steering committee efforts
  • Continue promoting efforts to offer resources and assistance to those seeking to cease using tobacco

Summer 2016

  • Review and assess effects of policy
  • Review enforcement

Fall 2016 and Beyond

  • Continue to educate campus about tobacco-free policy and offer tobacco cessation resources

 

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