Vast Majority of Binghamton University Off-Campus Students Support Smoke-Free Policies

Tobacco Free Broome and Tioga

BINGHAMTON, NY - An overwhelming 92 percent of Binghamton University students who live off campus support some type of smoke-free policy on the premises in which they reside, according to a recent study conducted by the Broome County Tobacco Control Program at the Broome County Health Department and Binghamton University’s Office of Student Affairs Assessment. Seventy-three percent of the students surveyed prefer that smoking be allowed only outdoors, or not allowed at all where they live. If an apartment has a smoke-free policy, approximately 90 percent of the student respondents would rent it immediately.

This study, completed June 30, 2010, provides solid information that can benefit landlords. “These research results will be used to inform local landlords about the high demand from students for smoke free housing in the region,” said Sharon Fischer, Coordinator for the Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga at the Broome County Health Department.
A training to help landlords take advantage of this high demand for smoke-free policies and to gain knowledge of other areas of apartment management will be scheduled in October at the Broome County Health Department. It is a joint project of ACCORD and Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga.
For more information about the study, how to establish a smoke-free policy or the upcoming training, contact the Broome County Health Department at 607.778.3068 or visit
Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga is funded by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control. The goal of the TCP is to increase the capacity of Bureau funded partners to change tobacco policies and social norms. Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga is dedicated to building healthier communities through tobacco-free living and subscribe to the recommended CDC Conceptual Framework and Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs guidelines.            


07/26/2010 - 10:45am