Date of Award

Spring 1-5-2018

Degree Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Lucy Popova

Second Advisor

Dr. Rodney Lyn


INTRODUCTION: There are existing grants that U.S. college and universities can apply to for implementation of a 100% smoke- or tobacco-free campus policy, but there are no current grants for campuses to sustain their policies after implementation. Available smoke- and tobacco-free grants will be analyzed.

AIM: To develop a Tobacco-Free Campus Post-Implementation Program for college and universities to improve their smoke- and tobacco-free initiatives that have already been implemented.

METHODS: A literature review will be conducted where I will use a variety of published studies on smoke- and tobacco-free campuses. A review will also be done on the available programs for funding of smoke- and tobacco-free institutions. I will then create the Tobacco-Free Campus Post-Implementation Program that funders such as Truth Initiative can use to support institutions that have already adopted 100% smoke- and tobacco-free policies. The program will help sustain and improve existing smoke- and tobacco-free campus initiatives.

DISCUSSION: Funding and programs to sustain and enforce tobacco-free campuses are needed. This capstone proposes a model program that can be used by funding agencies.