Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 42.65
Liaison Jillian Buckholz
Submission Date April 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, East Bay
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Donna Placzek
Director Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health and Safety
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Smoke-Free Campus

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

A cornerstone of the California State University and higher education is the principle of one’s individual freedom to learn, teach, work, think, and take part in their intellectual and career endeavors in a fulfilling, rewarding, safe, and healthy environment.

For decades, the health hazards of tobacco and second-hand smoke to individuals have been well studied and chronicled.

Further, studies have clearly demonstrated the acute health benefits, medical costs savings, and organizational costs savings when individuals quit smoking.

Thus, in order to provide the California State University’s faculty, staff, students, guests and the public with campuses that support the principle of one’s individual freedom to learn, teach, work, think and take part in their intellectual endeavors in a fulfilling, rewarding, safe and healthy environment, the creation and implementation of a “smoke and tobacco free” policy systemwide is necessary and welcome.

Campus Presidents or their designees shall have the responsibility for implementing the policy on their campuses with an implementation date of September 1, 2017.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Wellbeing & Work

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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