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Free Webinar - "Implementing a Smoke-Free Policy on Post-Secondary Campuses"

Oct 30, 2018

Free Webinar - "Implementing a Smoke-Free Policy on Post-Secondary Campuses"

The New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (NBATC) is delighted to present a webinar sharing best practices and providing guidance to post-secondary institutions in New Brunswick who are interested in the development and implementation of a comprehensive smoke-free campus policy.

Faculty, campus administration, students and all professionals who play a role in the development of post-secondary institution's health and wellness policies and programs will benefit from this webinar.

Why a Smoke-Free Campus Policy?

Despite the relative decline of smoking rates in Canada, smoking among young adults aged 20-24 remains higher than any other age demographic. Policies for 100% smoke-free campuses not only provide protection from second-hand smoke, but also discourage tobacco use among young people.

Cannabis legalization in Canada could also present challenges to post-secondary institutions whose campuses do not have a 100% smoke-free policy.  

A comprehensive smoke-free policy does not have designated smoking areas. The entire campus grounds must be 100% smoke-free. A smoke-free policy should also be recognized as part of a broader policy to improve the overall health and well-being of students and staff.

Examples of institutions that have adopted such a policy and from which we can learn include the CCNB Edmundston Campus (New Brunswick), McMaster University (Ontario), Saint Mary’s University (Nova Scotia), Langara College (British Columbia), and many others. (Source: University and College 100% Smoke-Free Campuses in Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, September 14, 2018)

Guest Speaker

The guest speaker for our "Implementing a Smoke-Free Policy on Post-Secondary Campuses" webinar in English is Heather McCully, Health Promotion Specialist with the City of Hamilton, who supported McMaster University's groundbreaking 100% Tobacco & Smoke-Free Policy (launched in January 2018) as well as the policy process at Hamilton’s other campuses. 

Mrs. McCully will share insights from the experiences in Hamilton, related to the conception and implementation of Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus policies; implemented using a Comprehensive Model for Health Promotion. She will touch on various components of campus policies including critical smoking cessation and prevention aspects which support the policy as well as policy evaluation. McMaster University's policy is a great example of how post-secondary institutions can take a leadership role in promoting health, and will surely inspire and support the advancement of similar policies among New Brunswick post-secondary institutions. 

Date and Time

This free webinar will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 12pm to 1pm (ADT). 

Registration 

Click here to register.

Please note that to participate in this webinar, you will need access to a desktop computer, laptop or tablet, plus a telephone or cell phone to dial-in, listen to and participate in the conversation.

You will receive a confirmation email with all the information you need to log in to the webinar upon registering as well as a request to add the event to your calendar.  

You will also receive a reminder email the day before the webinar.