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At the start of the Spring 2018 semester, AUC began a process that will transform both of our campuses, Tahrir and New Cairo, into a completely smoke-free and tobacco-free environment by the start of our centennial celebration in February 2019. Under the direction of President Francis Ricciardone, the committee for a Tobacco-Free AUC has been working diligently to develop this campaign and plan for the changes to come. This diverse committee includes students, faculty, and staff and represents all major stakeholders on campus. The committee includes non-smokers, people who have quit smoking, and several members who are currently smokers. We aim to make this tobacco-free transition as smooth and fair as possible.

To read the full policy in English, click here.

To read the full policy in Arabic, click here.

 

Phase 2 - As of August 25, 2018

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As of August 25, 2018, smoking is only be permitted inside designated smoking areas of the parking lot.

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Campuses can be stressful environments. Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff ... stress affects us all. The next time you find yourself stressed out -- take a break and try on.

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All money received from policy violations goes to support financial aid

Photo courtesy of Leni Tuchsen / Flickr.

إطلاق مبادرة "حرم جامعي خالي من التدخين" بالجامعة

أطلقت الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة مبادرة "حرم جامعي خالي من التدخين" لحظر التدخين واستخدام التبغ في الحرم الجامعي. بدأت أولى المراحل التدريجية من المبادرة هذا الشهر بالسماح بالتدخين فقط في عدة مناطق مخصصة في الحرم الجامعي، ثم في المرحلة الثانية، والتي تبدأ في سبتمبر القادم، سيتم السماح بالتدخين فقط خارج بوابات المشاة بالجامعة. ومع احتفال الجامعة بعيدها المئوي في فبراير 2019، سيتم منع التدخين نهائياً داخل أسوار الحرم الجامعي.

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Smoking: Causes, Tips to Quit

“Campus bans are effective but they are challenging,” said Carie Forden, professor of psychology and community psychologist, about AUC’s recent Tobacco-Free Campus Policy.In 2015, Forden and Amy Carrillo published the findings of a survey taken at AUC on smoking policies. Essentially, the purpose of the survey was to explore “how students, faculty and staff felt about smoking behavior, their knowledge of smoking harm and knowledge of and attitudes toward a University smoking policy in order to design more effective prevention and cessation strategies.”

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Smoking Cessation Clinic Helps AUCians Break Smoking Habits

Quitting smoking can be incredibly difficult for most individuals, particularly if you don’t have the resources or community to support you in shaking the habit.

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AUC Tobacco Use Survey Report Spring 18

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