Tobacco can be found in many different ways on a college campus. You can see someone with a lit cigarette, smell drifting secondhand smoke, see cigarette butt litter on the ground or read a tobacco company advertisement. Whatever the form, tobacco affects the college campus in different, but comparable dangerous ways.
Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of a public owned or operated building under State Government Code. This includes public universities and community college districts. Any educational institution can set a policy to further restrict smoking on their campus.
Smoke-Free Educational Institutions in San Diego County
- Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
- Mesa College
- MiraCosta College
- Palomar College
- Point Loma Nazarene College
- San Diego City College
- San Diego Mesa College
- San Diego State University
- Southwestern College
- University Of California, San Diego
- University of San Diego
How You Can Help
If the college or university you attend or work at does not have a smoke-free policy, get involved.
- See if your school has a committee or club you can join and bring up your concerns.
- Contact the California Youth Advocacy Network College Program for assistance. They partners with college students, faculty, staff, and tobacco control professionals to transform tobacco-related norms on college campuses.
- Join the SmokeFreeSanDiego Team
- Like us on Facebook to see what is going on in San Diego
The American Lung Association in California, San Diego Office is working with local college campuses on smoke-free policies. Contact them at 619-683-7514
Colleges in San Diego County have been working on addressing tobacco on their campuses for years. See media clippings sharing stories on how these policies have unfolded.
Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District