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Tobacco-Free Campus Committee

The Tobacco-Free Campus (TFC) Committee aims to bring together faculty, staff, and students to work to increase compliance of the Tobacco-Free Campus Policy through campus community partnerships, surveillance of nationwide campus policies and facilitation of culture change. This new committee represents an innovative partnership of bystander intervention and tobacco enforcement.

All campus community members with an interest in the Tobacco-Free Campus Policy are invited to participate. Email Nosse Ovienmhada to learn more or get involved.

Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

The University of Texas at Austin prohibits the use of all forms of tobacco products on university property. All forms of tobacco are prohibited, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, vape pens, pipes, water pipes (hookah), bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, vape related products, and any non-FDA approved nicotine delivery devices.


The Tobacco-Free Campus policy is part of an ongoing effort to create a healthy and sustainable environment for all members of our campus community. Our university building and open-air stadiums have been smoke free for many years, and the expansion to a tobacco-free campus for all university grounds became effective on April 9, 2012.

The Tobacco-Free Campus Committee in collaboration with the TFC program will:

  • Deliver training on collective responsibility and tobacco enforcement.
  • Survey campus community annually on perceptions of enforcement.

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Osalunosse Ovienmhada

Nosse Ovienmhada joined UT Austin as the Tobacco-Free Campus Coordinator in Spring 2015. After graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Public Health, Epidemiology and Disease Control, Nosse moved to Austin to pursue her passion for innovative preventative health care and program development. She joined the university with several years of experience working in the public and nonprofit sector on a variety of health policy issues incuding implementation of environmental prevention strategies that prevent youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

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