Tobacco Policy Presentation - California State University, East Bay

Report
California State University, East Bay
Tobacco Policy Presentation
Compilation of work completed
2009-2013
Response to Public Health Concern
• Written/verbal concerns from students, staff, & faculty
• State of California 20ft. restrictions
• City of Hayward 20ft. Restrictions
• Cigarette smoking is considered the number one cause of
preventable disease and death in the United States (ALA, AMA)
SHCS Tobacco Initiatives (2009-2013)
• CSUEB Campus survey
• Key Informant Interviews
• Environmental scan
• ALL Clear Campaign
• Review policy and recommend changes
CSUEB campus survey (2009-2010)
• Participants (n = 553)
▫ Faculty/staff = 53%
▫ Students = 47%
• Data collection
▫ Classroom visits
▫ Massmail
▫ Campus events
 al Fresco, Earth Day, Soberfest, Health Fair
Findings: campus survey
• 76% have never smoked.
• 87% are aware that secondhand smoke is hazardous.
• 68% know that there is a smoking policy.
• 15% knew of free smoking cessation program.
• 96% of participants are in favor of updating the current policy.
▫ 47% favor of a completely smoke free campus
▫ 49% would support designated areas
• 63% feel that a smoke free campus is very important.
Key Informant Interviews (Spring 2010)
• Presidential Cabinet
• Shawn Bibb, Administration & Finance
• Facilities Management (Custodial & Grounds staff)
• Martin Castillo, Student Housing & Residential Life
• Donna Placzek, Environmental Health & Safety
• Dr. Mark Khoo, Student Health Services
• University Police Department
Findings: Interviews
• Concern for second hand smoke near buildings
• No enforcement or governing body
• Limited resources for staff, educational materials, new signs, etc.
• Need for designated smoking areas
• Usage of EAP smoking cessation programs
• Increase education for campus community
• Facilities continuously works to clean butts and move ashtrays
Environmental Scan (2010 & 2013)
Purpose of Environmental Scan
• Location of ashtrays – 20’
• Usage of ashtray design
• Active disposal of butts
• Previous disposal of butts
Findings: Ashtrays
• Areas of concern
▫ Meiklejohn
▫ North & South Science
▫ Library Courtyard
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Not aware it is an astray
Moved to <20’ of door way
Clogged with litter
No signage on concord campus
Findings: Disposal of butts
• Litter surrounds ashtray rather than inside
• 57% observed improperly disposed of cigarette butt
▫ Ground
▫ Grass
▫ Wood landscaping
ALL Clear Campaign (2010-2013)
To educate the campus community on proper disposal of cigarette
butts and increase awareness of the Smoking Policy.
• Air: Reduce exposure of secondhand smoke
Land: Reduce improperly disposed cigarette butts
Lungs: Promote smoking cessation services
• Education through existing campus events:
▫ Blue Tape Campaign – 20’ Door Ways
▫ What is an Aladdin Ashtray
▫ Smoking Cessation Services
ALL Clear Clean Up
Quarter
Volunteers
Butts Cleaned
Spring 2012
41
9,617
Fall 2012
34
9,653
Winter 2013
120
19,243
Spring 2013
25
2,500
Total
220
41,013
• Equivalent =
2,051 packs
Enforcement of Policy
AB 795. Public postsecondary education: smoke-free campuses.
University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges
• Each set enforcement standards for their local campuses.
• Impose fines for first, second, third, and for each subsequent offense.
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Fines determined by each campus – not exceed $100
Funds shall be allocated to enforcement, education/promotion, cessation
• If a campus adopts the enforcement and fine measures:
▫ Post the locations where use is prohibited and permitted on campus.
• If a campus adopts the enforcement and fine measures:
▫ Inform employees and students of the policy and enforcement measures
Other CSU Campuses
• Smoke Free
▫ CSU Fullerton*
• 50 foot Perimeter
▫ CSU Channel Islands
• Designated Smoking Areas
▫ CSU San Bernardino*
▫ CSU Fresno
▫ Humboldt State University
▫ California Maritime Academy
▫ San Francisco State University
▫ Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
▫ CSU San Marcos
• 30 foot Perimeter
▫ CSU Stanislaus
CSU Fullerton (Smoke Free Campus)
• Initiative created by Academic Senate
• Pass by interim President
• Effective August 2013
• 100% Smoke free campus
▫ Must go off campus to sidewalk
▫ No parking lots or vehicles
• Increased staff training for student cessation
• Community agencies for staff/faculty cessation
• Requested UPD enforcement with fines
▫ Plans to fund SSO program
Potential Next Steps for CSUEB
• Clarify current policy for “student friendly” language
• Improve current signage and education
• Conduct quarterly ALL Clear Clean-Up
• Follow other campus progress – CSU, UC
• Connect with student leaders
• Extend opportunities for faculty input
• Develop and distribute survey to gauge current support
Progressive plan and enforcement
Recommendations from ATOD Council
• Policy development
• Education and outreach team
• 2012-2015 Clarify and enforce existing policy
• 2015-2020 Designate smoking areas
• 2020
Smoke free

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