USNH/CCSNH Smoke- and Tobacco Free Campus Initiative

As of April 1, 2019, per our Smokefree and Tobacco-Free U.S. and Tribal Colleges and Universities list, there were at least 2,356 100% smokefree campus sites. 

The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), Tobacco Free Steering began its efforts in the Fall of 2014, after securing a grant from the State of New Hampshire Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) to assist USNH administration and the individual campuses to develop and implement Smoke- and Tobacco-Free plans to impact cultural campus change to respect the environment and support healthy behaviors while augmenting cessation efforts with the goal of creating tobacco-free environments on all affiliated campuses.  This public education system of two and four year institutions represents 23 college campuses in 15 New Hampshire cities and towns, over 40,000 students and nearly 10,000 faculty and staff. NH Tobacco Free Campus Initiative

Plymouth State University (PSU) is an environment that values everyone’s health and supports smoke and tobacco free living.  Thank you to the continued engagement and awareness efforts of the PSU Tobacco Free Work group and The Student Health & Welllness Club, effective August 1, 2016 PSU is a smoke and tobacco free environment. PSU Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy

Tobacco use costs the University System and Community College System money, affects the health and future of students, faculty and staff and compromises the beauty of the building and grounds. This initiative has the support of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH), Office of the Chancellor, The Plymouth State University (PSU), Office of the President and Administrative Cabinet members and the PSU Student Senate.

Understand what resources and supports are available for smoking and/or tobacco users.


The PSU’s Counseling Center is located by Hyde Hall (on the side away from the Hyde Hall parking lot). Our smoke- and tobacco cessation services are offered free of charge to all Plymouth State University undergraduate and graduate students, as students fees cover coming to the counseling center.For more information or to make an appointment: (603) 535-2461.

New Hampshire Resident Resources: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (FREE NICOTINE REPLACEMENT-while supplies last) must call from a 603 phone exchange to qualify.

Local Healthcare Resources: Speare Memorial Hospital-Tobacco Free since July 1, 2010

  • A message from Speare’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Ebner regarding the hospital’s tobacco free policy and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) view here

National Resources:

Other Resources:


TOBACCO FREE COLLEGE CAMPUS INITIATIVE: Key resources, facts, priorities and list of smoke/tobacco free campuses

Great American Smokeout Event: Informational Flyer