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Communication Tool Kit

We invite you to join us in notifying and educating the OSU community and its visitors about the smoke-free policy. This content is intended for use on any OSU electronic displays or printed publications.

Key Messaging

Key Message - Short Version

On Sept.1, 2012, Oregon State University joined hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities that are smoke or tobacco free. The Corvallis campus became smoke free as part of OSU’s mission in support of healthy people and a healthy planet. The Oregon Health Improvement Plan has identified tobacco cessation as an important health objective, and a smoke-free environment in which to work and learn is key to supporting this objective. OSU Student Health Services and the university’s healthcare partners are available to work with individuals and groups to support those who want to quit smoking.

Key Message - Long Version

On Sept. 1, 2012, Oregon State University joined hundreds of other U.S. colleges and universities that are smoke or tobacco free. Having a smoke-free campus is consistent with OSU’s mission and initiatives to promote healthy living and a healthy planet.

Second-hand smoke is an identified health hazard increasing the risk for cancer, stroke and heart disease. Exposure to smoke also amplifies health concerns for children, the elderly and those with chronic respiratory conditions. (American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Public health initiatives that include a mix of environmental and policy changes, educational programs, and resources that provide support and skill-building are the most effective method for changing health behavior; such as smoking.

Other worksites that have adopted smoke- or tobacco-free policies have shown a decrease in the number of individuals who smoke. Individuals are more likely to quit smoking or think about quitting smoking when the availability of places to smoke is reduced. Ex-smokers have fewer days of illness, fewer health complaints and less bronchitis and pneumonia than current smokers.

Other community benefits of a smoke-free campus include a reduction in fire hazards, less litter from cigarette butts, and lower health care costs.

For more information, background, FAQs and resources, go to oregonstate.edu/smokefree.

LCD Screen Slides

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Smoke-Free OSU Graphics

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 Smoke-free Graphic - Black background

GIF  |  EPS

Smoke-free Graphic - Black background

GIF  |  EPS

 

Smoke-free Graphic - Orange background

GIF  |  EPS

 

Smoke-free Graphic - Orange background

GIF  |  EPS

 

Smoke-free Graphic - White background

GIF  |  EPS

 

Smoke-free Graphic - White background

GIF  |  EPS

"No Smoking" Symbols

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No Smoking symbol

GIF  |  TIF

No Smoking symbol - reversed

Reverse GIF  |  Reverse TIF