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Bowdoin's Tobacco Prevention Policies a Model for Other Colleges

Story posted December 05, 2003

The College Tobacco Prevention Resource (CTPR) has included Bowdoin College among six in-depth case studies of successful campus tobacco prevention programs.

Bowdoin is held up as a successful case study in the category "Presidential Leadership in Policy Change." President Barry Mills' leadership is singled out as "a model for other colleges."

In September 2002 Bowdoin instituted new tobacco policies that made all student residences smoke free and expanded smoking cessation services to all students, faculty and staff. The CTPR case study details what evidence about tobacco use prompted the initiative for the policy change, the strategies enlisted, presidential policy implementation, and enforcement of the policy.

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The College Tobacco Prevention Resource provides practical information, ideas, and guidance to college leaders involved with tobacco prevention.

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