Northeastern University is a Smoke-free Campus

In December 2012, Northeastern University convened a 10-member committee of students, faculty and staff to explore the possibility of a smoke-free campus policy. At the time, while buildings on Northeastern's campus were already smoke- and tobacco-free, the university felt it necessary to examine the potential for a campus-wide policy. 

The committee, chaired by Bouvé College of Health Sciences dean, Terry Fulmer, and co-chaired by professor and director of the Institute on Urban Health Research, John Auerbach, gathered input from the university community through informal surveys and meetings and received hundreds of comments through a dedicated website, social media, and email – all designed to weigh the pros, cons, and feasibility of its ultimate recommendations.  

In May 2013, the committee recommended to the university that the university adopt a new smoke-free policy, and began work on a comprehensive implementation plan.