Background documents on Columbia's smoking policy

Tobacco-Free U: 2013 New York State Dean's List

Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Productivity Losses -- United States, 2000-2004

Smoking Task Force Proposal of January 24, 2013

Revised Resolution to Approve a New Smoking Policy for Columbia's Morningside Campus, December 3, 2010 (the resolution enacting the current 20-foot rule)

Tobacco Work Group Final Report, October 2010

Senate Town Hall Meeting: Smoking Policy at Columbia, October 10, 2011

Morningside and Lamont Campus Smoking Policy: Two-Year Evaluation [of the 20-foot rule], September 28, 2012

Columbia University’s Smoking Policy: Draft resolution calling for a total ban (by Samuel C. Silverstein, M.D., and Debra Wolgemuth, Ph.D.), October 24, 2012

Emails received in response to the announcement of the Senate town hall on smoking policy of January 24, 2013


Minutes of Senate plenary sessions with significant discussion of smoking policy:

Senate Plenary meeting of November 13, 2009

Senate Plenary meeting of November 12, 2010

Senate Plenary meeting of December 3, 2010

Senate Plenary meeting of September 23, 2011, and PowerPoint presentation calling for a total ban


Other information on smoking and secondhand smoke:

Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use Among Young People (Surgeon General's Report, 2012)

U.S. Colleges and Universities with Smokefree and Tobacco-Free Policies (American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 2012)

One last puff? Public smoking bans and smoking behavior (Journal of Health Economics, 2011)

Excerpt from WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2011

Only Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws Are Effective (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kinds, 2010)

Secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmokers nationally and in New York City (Nicotine and Tobacco Advance Access, April 7, 2009)