Tobacco-Free Events

The following are events and programs aimed at supporting a tobacco-free community.  Do Your Part and attend or collaborate on a tobacco-free event!

Coming Up:

Tobacco-Free Policy Educational Workshop/Ambassador Training



Thursday December 19th  2013 1pm-2:30pm

Location: Caudell Hall Room 116



Friday January 31st 2014 2pm-3:30pm

Location: Caudell Hall Room 116



Friday February 28th 2014 3:30pm-5pm

Location: Cleveland Hall Room 418


Past Events:

Great American Smokeout
November 21st, 2013
Link: American Cancer Society: Great American Smokeout

Great American Smoke Out 2013 at Buffalo State
Buffalo State is marking the Great American Smoke out on November 21st by educating the campus community about our tobacco-free policy and encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking by that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life; one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Clean Sweep Contest

Monday Nov 18th

Time: Starting Immediately Upon Registering

Location: Campus


Who:  Students and Student Groups are invited to help clean up our campus and get a chance to win a pizza party.

What: Students and Student groups are invited (starting immediately) to help clean up our campus by collecting as much cigarette butts/Tobacco paraphernalia (ex. Tobacco boxes, filters, chew cans) as they can (Garbage bags and gloves provided by Weigel Health Promotions).

Rules: All student groups will bring their cigarette butts/paraphernalia to the photo project during Bengal Pause (12pm – 3pm) on Thursday November 21st to be weighed. The student(s) or Student Group with the heaviest bag of cigarette butts wins a pizza party!

To Register: You can register online or print off the online form from the Weigel Health Promotions Webpage (Tobacco Free Tab) and bring it to a staff member at the Weigel Health Promotions (Located in the basement of Porter Hall, Rm 14) and get your bags and gloves.


Tobacco Ambassador Program (TAP)

Time: TBA

Location: Several on campus locations

Description: Ambassadors will do their parts by spreading the word about Buffalo State Tobacco-free policy and provide cessation information to all members of the Buffalo State Community. They will be providing the information necessary for people in our community to understand the policy, make the right choice and provide resources to assist them in quitting should they so choose.


Tobacco Free Tabling, CO Monitor & USG Wheel

Tuesday Nov 19th

Time: Bengal Pause

Location: Campbell Student Union

Description: The coordinator from the Tobacco Cessation Center from Roswell will be measuring CO levels in volunteers. See what is still in your lungs after using (or not using) tobacco products. Information sheets and pamphlets will be distributed during tabling, spin the USG wheel, win prizes and participate in other activities to learn more about Buffalo State’s tobacco free policy.


Tobacco free promotion day

Wednesday Nov 20th

Chalking around campus


Great American Smoke Out

Tobacco Free Photo Project

Thursday Nov 21st

Time: 12pm-3pm

Location: Student Union Lobby

Description: We invite you to come have your picture taken in support of the tobacco free policy. To see past photo projects check out the Weigel Health Promotions Facebook Page. Have fun while showing your support for a tobacco-free community!

Contact: Paula A. Madrigal 716-878-4719 or madrigpa@buffalostate.edu for questions.

Kick Butts Day
Link: http://www.kickbuttsday.org/

World No Tobacco Day
Link: World No Tobacco Day

Red Ribbon Week

Earth Day Events

Do Your Part Photo Project: Living Our Best Life- Tobacco-Free
The "Do Your Part Photo Project" is how Buffalo State College can capture those that pledge to "do their part" and promote a responsible lifestyle in any number of ways including Tobacco-Free. Any individual, student, staff, faculty, group, organization, or department can contact us to schedule a time to take your picture or record your pledge. You can check out the photo project on our facebook page here: Tobacco Free Photo Project

Tobacco Free Workshops - Per Request - Please fill out this form

For more information or to get involved, contact:
Paula A. Madrigal, MSW