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College trends come and go. Unfortunately, tobacco likes to stick around.

Maybe it’s because Big Tobacco companies still try to attract a younger crowd (like, why are you so obsessed with us?) by marketing alternative tobacco products like hookahs and e-cigs. Vaping might be new, but it’s not cool. And it’s our job to stop tobacco use on campus, once and for all. We are Peers Against Tobacco, and we help connect Texas college students, like you, who want to make their school tobacco-free. We can help you join a preexisting group on campus, or give you the tools you need to start your own (if your college isn't listed below) — to kick e-cig, hookah, and cigarette butt.

Are you ready to join the movement?

  • Austin College
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • Lee College
  • Midwestern State University
  • Paul Quinn College
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Southwestern University
  • Stephen F Austin University
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of Texas - Arlington
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • University of Texas - Dallas
  • University of Texas - El Paso
  • University of Texas - San Antonio
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Brownsville
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg
  • University of Texas - Tyler
  • Vernon College

OUTREACH MATERIALS

Our creative outreach materials tackle two prominent issues on college campuses: the prevalence of alternative tobacco products, like e-cigs and hookahs, and “casual” or “occasional” smoking. See below for a creative overview and links to download outreach materials.

Better Bad Habits

Better Bad Habit -- Alternative Skincare
Better Bad Habit -- Endless snoozing
Better Bad Habit -- Binge Watching

TOBACCO SUCKS

Why do you Suck Cigarillos So Much?
You should try to suck less Hooka
You Suck Dip on the Daily

IT GETS CLINGY

It Gets Clingy Vape Poster
It gets cligny hooka poster
ecigs get cligny

A SMOKER IS A SMOKER

Which one only smokes on the weekends? A Smoker is a Smoker
Find the Casual Smoker?  A smoker is a smoker
Which ones only smoke when they drink?

Resources

Comprehensive tobacco-free campus policies have been shown to reduce the use of tobacco and alternative tobacco products among college students. First, check out our Outreach Rollout Guide. Then, look through our database to see how your school’s policy ranks among other two and four-year colleges. After that, use our supplemental Policy Implementation Guide and M.D. Anderson’s Tobacco-Free Policy Toolkit to make a real change on your campus.

Outreach Rollout Guide

Policy Implementation guide

M.D. Anderson Policy Toolkit

Tobacco 101 Curriculum

Tobacco 101 Curriculum

Tobacco 101 is an interactive tobacco prevention curriculum with content designed to resonate with college students. Whether it’s used as an extra credit assignment, a public health course, or part of freshman orientation, schools can implement this curriculum in whatever way works best for the campus. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the curriculum, contact us using the form below.

College SCANS

College Scans

Can you spot Big Tobacco’s marketing efforts on your college campus? Joining or starting a Peers Against Tobacco group gets you access to College Scans — a program developed to “scan” your school’s current tobacco environment. Once you’ve got eyes on Big Tobacco, you can work better toward creating a campus community that’s tobacco-free. Ready to make a plan of action? Contact us through the form below.

Tobacco Policy Database

Tobacco Policy Database

Your campus tobacco policy should be as comprehensive as possible, prohibiting the use of all tobacco and alternative tobacco products on all campus grounds or areas associated with the institution. Learn more about your tobacco-free campus policy and how to improve it by using the Texas College Tobacco Policy Database.

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