Tobacco is found in many different forms, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, and chewing tobacco. It contains the addictive drug nicotine (also found in e-cigarettes).

Nicotine, a highly addictive stimulant, is absorbed into the bloodstream when tobacco or nicotine products are chewed, inhaled, or smoked. The majority of Columbia University students do not smoke cigarettes (86%), and more than 90% do not use any other type of tobacco-containing products.*

*Data from Columbia University Morningside ACHA-NCHA Spring 2015

Interested in Quitting?

Are you interested in quitting tobacco? Check out our Tobacco Cessation program.

Campus Guidelines and Policies

Alice! Health Promotion follows the guidelines and policies set forth in the University Smoking Policy. All students, faculty, and staff are expected to comply with this policy.

Want to learn more about tobacco? Visit the Go Ask Alice! Cigarettes, Chewing Tobacco, & Other Nicotine archives.

Last updated May 04, 2017