In addition, little is known about policies that may have an impact on student smoking behavior.
This study attempted to address these issues through a literature review. To identify relevant studies, the following online databases were searched using specific keywords: Ovid MEDLINE, Psyc INFO, Pub Med, and Google Scholar.
Other types of policies studied included the use of partial smoking restriction and integration of preventive education and/or smoking cessation programs into college-level policies.
As far as the role of campus smoking policies on reducing student smoking behavior is concerned, the results of the cross-sectional studies were mixed.
Traditionally, tobacco-related primary prevention efforts have mostly focused on adolescents  and have utilized mass media as well as school and community settings [7, 8].
This is only natural given that most smoking initiation occurs in adolescence.For example, students tend to spend the majority of their time on campus premises.In fact, in the case of 4-year colleges, a large number of students live on or around campus premises.Earlier in the week, we were visited by journalists who were interested in getting a closer look at the event here in Austin, TX.They were able to meet some teams, ask some questions, and have made a story available online.However, the results of the two longitudinal studies reviewed were promising in that policies were found to significantly reduce smoking behavior and pro-smoking attitudes over time.More longitudinal studies are needed to better understand the role of college anti-smoking policies on student smoking behavior.As more and more young adults attend college , college campuses provide a great setting for primary and secondary smoking prevention as well as smoking cessation efforts targeting young adults. in some way address on-campus cigarette smoking, mainly through policies that restrict smoking [12, 13].According to the American College Health Association , approximately 29% U. college students report lifetime cigarette smoking and 12% report past-30-day smoking. One of the main reasons why such policies are considered important is the concern about students’ exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke .Studies that met the exclusion and inclusion criteria were selected for review.Studies were not excluded based on the type of anti-smoking policy studied. The majority of the studies (54.5%) were cross-sectional in design, 18% were longitudinal, and the rest involved counting cigarette butts or smokers.