Tobacco Free Harvard Yard

Harvard Yard is now completely tobacco free. This initiative stems from decades of research on the negative impacts of smoking, second-hand smoke, and tobacco use, and is part of an ongoing effort to enhance the health and wellness of all members of the Harvard community.
 
According to the American College Health Association (ACHA), creating tobacco free environments has led to significant reductions in the number of people who smoke, the amount of tobacco products consumed, and the number of people who are exposed to these harmful tobacco products.
 
Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), hookahs, chewing tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products. We ask that you do not use any of these products while in Harvard Yard, and we thank you for your cooperation.
 
To help support those who use tobacco products during this transition, Harvard is taking on an active role in tobacco cessation through a coordinated effort by Harvard University Health Services and the Department of Health Promotion & Education. More information about these resources can be found in the tobacco cessation section of our website.
 
This initiative aligns Harvard Yard with other areas of the Harvard campus that are already tobacco/smoke free, including:
 
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Harvard School of Public Health
Harvard University Housing (entire apartment portfolio)
 
For more information as to why Harvard Yard is going tobacco free please see the Tobacco Free Harvard Overview below.
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