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The Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative was founded by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas System in 2015. The national initiative grew out of foundational work in Texas as the initiative’s first state site. The primary aim of the initiative is to address tobacco use across colleges and universities and more effectively contribute to actions that create a tobacco-free culture.

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Why Campuses

By starting with institutions of higher education, the initiative seeks to drive down tobacco use and serve as a model for other institutions and agencies across the nation.


100% smoke-free campus sites in the US


2,196 are also 100% tobacco-free everywhere
(includes non-combustible forms/smokeless)

2,288 also prohibit e-cigarette use everywhere

1,251 also prohibit hookah use everywhere

Source: Smokefree and Tobacco-Free U.S. and Tribal Colleges and Universities, American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, April 2024

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Our annual summits provide an opportunity for partners to come together to learn from each other and national experts. Check out the agenda from the April 2024 Summit.

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