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Office of Student Development & Enrollment
Deputy Hall 313

Phone: 218-755-2075
Fax: 218-755-3961

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #20
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907

Supporting Documents

This list of documents and links have been contributed by members of the Tobacco Free Campus Work Group, and are being used in the group's deliberations.

Campus Links

President's Charge to the Work Group(PDF)
Read the charge from President Hanson created as a response to Student Senate's call to action.

MnSCU Board of Trustees Resolution
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees passed a resolution in March of 2010 in support of member campus efforts to become smoke and/or tobacco free. This site has a summary of board actions, with the information about this resolution about two-thirds of the way down the page.

Northwest Technical College Tobacco-free Environment Policy
Bemidji State University is aligned with Northwest Technical College. Dr. Hanson is the president for both institutions, and many administrative services are shared between the two schools. This link is to NTC's tobacco-free policy.

Healthy Campus - The University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota has an informative site with resources for students on getting involved.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Resources for Students
The Student Center for Health and Counseling website has a page listing resources for students interested in quitting the use of tobacco products.

Resources for Faculty and Staff
The BSU Human Resources  website has a page listing resources for faculty and staff interested in quitting the use of tobacco products.


Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act
The State statute is provided on this Minnesota Department of Health website.

American College Health Association Position Statement on Tobacco on College and University Campuses
ACHA serves as the preeminent professional association for Student Health Center staff across the country. This link is the association's position paper on tobacco use on campus.

American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation list of U.S. Colleges and Universities with Smokefree Air Policies
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation maintains a list of smoke-free air policies on college campuses. The list is updated periodically.

Map of Minnesota Tobacco-free Campuses
The American Lung Association of Minnesota provided this Google map of tobacco free campuses in Minnesota. information. 

National Center for Tobacco Policy
This website has a wealth of resources related to tobacco policy, and tobacco free campus efforts. The Co-Director of the Center is Ty Patterson, who has worked as consultant with BSU on our process.

This website has a wealth of resources related to tobacco free campus initiatives, assessment and evaluation strategies, and programming.

Information about Smokeless Tobacco
The National Cancer Institute (part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health) presents a page on the harmful effects of smokeless tobacco.

FDA Information about e-cigarettes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration presents a page voicing concerns from public health experts about the use of e-cigarettes.

Additional Information about e-cigarettes
The Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy presents a page voicing concerns from public health experts about the use of e-cigarettes, and cites a number of resources.

2007 Report - Health Care Costs and Secondhand Smoke(PDF)
Minnesota Blue Cross Blue Shield issued this report.

2000 Report from the Surgeon General on Reducing Tobacco Use
In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published then Surgeon General Donna Shalala's report entitled "Reducing Tobacco Use". The report is "an examination of the methods and tools available to reduce tobacco use."

E-Cigarette Fact Sheet 2014
What are e-cigarettes and are they safe to use? Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking? And some information about how Minnesota law treats e-cigarettes?

Research on Tobacco Use

Position Statement on Tobacco on College and University Campuses(PDF)
The American College Health Association (ACHA) acknowledges and supports the findings of the Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form, active and/or passive, is a significant health hazard.

2010 BSUSA Student Senate Student Smoking Survey(PDF)
The Student Senate conducted a survey about smoking in the Spring 2010 semester. The results were used to inform the legislation passed by the Senate in April of 2010.

2010 College Student Health Survey Results - Tobacco Use(PDF)
BSU works with the Boynton Health Service at the University of Minnesota to administer the College Health Student Survey annually. This document summarizes the results regarding tobacco use by Bemidji State Students from the survey conducted in 2009-2010.

U.S. Surgeon General's Website
On December 9, 2010, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin issued  a report entitled "How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease." This site has links to the full report, as well as a fact sheet and a short video with a message from Dr. Benjamin.

2004 Harvard School of Public Health Study
The link provides the press release for a 2004 Harvard study on college smoking. In the 2004 College Alcohol Study, Harvard explored the effects of tobacco promotions on college student smoking.

2003 BSU Residential Life Smoking Survey(PDF)
This survey focused on the effects of smoking in the residence hall community at BSU.

2002 BSU Health Education Survey on Secondhand Smoke(PDF)
The survey was conducted to learn about students' attitudes toward and understanding of the impact of smoking and secondhand smoke.

2001 Harvard School of Public Health Study
The link provides the press release for a 2001 Harvard study on college smoking. Within the press release are links to several studies related to college student smoking, residence halls, and prevention programs.