History of Smoke and Tobacco-Free UAA
The smoke and tobacco-free movement at UAA is not an anti-smoker campaign. The movement focuses on creating a healthier and safer community for everyone. For those who want to quit, a smoke and tobacco-free UAA also provides support. More importantly, the new policy helps prevent future generations from smoking or using tobacco in the first place.
The UAA student Asian Pacific Islander Community Wellness Club (APICWC), Master of Public Health (MPH) students and students from the School of Nursing begin advocacy efforts for a smoke-free UAA
The UAA Smoke-Free Task Force “Say Yes” campaign begins
New research shows UAA student support for a smoke and tobacco-free UAA
Nov. 21, 2013
UAA Chancellor Tom Case designates “Smoke-Free UAA Day” in honor of the Great American Smokeout
USUAA votes to put the smoke-free UAA referendum on the ballot for a student vote
UAA students vote for a smoke-free UAA
UAA Smoke-Free Task Force members testify at a University of Alaska Board of Regents meeting for smoke and tobacco-free campuses
New research shows UAA faculty and staff support for a smoke and tobacco-free UAA
University of Alaska Board of Regents passes a smoke and tobacco-free policy for all UA campuses and properties statewide effective December 2015
Planning for implementation of the new smoke and tobacco-free policy begins
Nov. 19, 2015
UAA implements the new smoke and tobacco-free policy on the date of the Great American Smokeout
With the new policy, UAA joins more than 1,500 colleges and universities in the U.S. that are smoke or tobacco free. UAA also joins Providence Alaska Medical Center, the Alaska Native Medical Center and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium as tobacco-free campuses. Most of the U-Med district has been tobacco free since 2006.