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Smokefree and Tobacco-Free Policies and Information

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Tobacco-Free Colleges

COLLEGES:

Join the 1,000+ 100% tobacco-free or smokefree colleges and universities in the U.S.

Your college can make an enormous impact on the life-long health of the students, faculty and staff that live, learn, and work at your college or university. 

Why should my Alaska college be tobacco free?

  • 99% of smokers had their first cigarette by 26 years of age.
  • 90% of Alaskans believe exposure to secondhand smoke is harmful.
  • 87% of Alaskans believe there should be protection from secondhand smoke.

Benefits of becoming tobacco free:

  • A cleaner and more professional image of campus
  • An increase in the number of adults who will successfully quit smoking
  • Supportive environment that prevents young people from ever starting to use tobacco
  • Savings on building repairs from smoking-associated fire damage, cleaning, and maintenance
  • Reduced medical insurance costs
  • Students are better prepared to enter today's workforce

College Campus Model Policy

College Resources

College Media

University of Alaska Tobacco-Free Campus Videos:

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Tobacco-Free Alaska - Communities

COMMUNITIES:

Model Ordinance

Model Tax Policy

  • Excise Tax on Cigarettes and Tobacco Products (Word | PDF)

Community Resources

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Tobacco-Free Alaska - Health Systems

HEALTH SYSTEMS:

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Tobacco-Free Alaska - Multi-Unit Housing

MULTI-UNIT HOUSING:

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Tobacco-Free Alaska - Tribes

TRIBES:

  • Tobacco-Free Resolution (Word | PDF)

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Tobacco-Free Alaska - Schools

SCHOOLS:

  • Comprehensive Policy / Gold Standard Policy (Word | PDF)
  • Tools for Working With Schools
    • Tobacco-Free Schools Map (PDF)
    • Students Deserve Tobacco-Free Schools (PDF)
    • Tobacco-Free Schools - Policy Checklist (PDF)
    • Tobacco-Free Schools - Policy Enforcement Strategies & Communication Tips - Policy To Practice (PDF)

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Tobacco-Free Alaska - Behavioral Health Tobacco Free Policy

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH:

Behavioral Health Tools

  • Treating Tobacco Dependence as a Standard of Care (PPT
  • Current Practices for Addressing Tobacco Use Dependence in Behavioral Health Settings: A Survey of Alaska, 2014 (PDF)

Behavioral Health Resources

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WORKPLACES

Smokefree and tobacco-free workplace policies provide numerous benefits to the employer and staff, such as:

  • Lower maintenance costs (cleaning/ replacing carpets, table cloths, furniture)
  • Lower insurance premiums (fire, medical, workers comp, liability)
  • Lower labor costs (productivity)
  • Decreased legal liability
  • Higher employee morale
  • Healthier environment for all workers with a corresponding improvement in productivity
  • Project a positive image to the public
  • Show pride in your business and the products and services your company delivers

Workplaces Model Policy

Workplaces Resources

Alaska's Smokefree Workplace Law

The Smokefree Alaska bill, that prohibits smoking in buses and taxis, stores, restaurants and other enclosed public places and workplaces was signed into law on July 17, 2018 by Governor Bill Walker. The law is now recorded in Alaska Statute as AS 18.35.301. Beginning Monday, October 1, 2018, smoking and vaping is not allowed in enclosed public places and places of employment.

Alaska's Smokefree Workplace Law

Find out more on the Smokefree Workplace Law web page>

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