Maryland Cancer Collaborative

Tobacco Workgroup​

Survey of Maryland College and University Tobacco Use Policies​

The Maryland Cancer Collaborative ​(MCC) is a statewide coalition of volunteers who come together to implement the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. MCC members choose priority objectives from the Cancer Plan and form workgroups to implement related projects.  

In an effort to engage with Maryland college and university administrators on campus tobacco use policies (see Cancer Plan Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation Objective 2, Strategy 4), in 2015 the MCC Tobacco Workgroup developed a survey to collect data about campus tobacco policies, enforcement of those policies, and cessation services and resources available to students, faculty, and staff. The survey was distributed to 44 schools across the state and was available online from May 27, 2015 through August 21, 2015. The results from the survey are as follows: 
The workgroup also synthesized best practices for colleges wishing to amend or update their tobacco use policies. Please click on the link below to view the best practices.

In addition, the workgroup developed a list of resources on the development of tobacco policies, as well as cessation resources. Please click on the link below to view the resources.

Below are two Maryland tobacco free campus success stories: