Tobacco-Free Hokies campaign reaches local middle schools

The Tobacco-Free Hokies campaign began as a program to raise awareness of issues surrounding tobacco use and encourage Virginia Tech students to live a tobacco-free lifestyle. A part of Hokie Wellness, the campaign has expanded in recent years to middle schools in the communities surrounding the university, where Virginia Tech students on the Health Education and Awareness Team (HEAT) take the message to sixth-graders.

Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavior Health Planning and Education

Members of the Hokie Wellness team, served on the CAPE committee and assisted with gathering information. The CAPE statistical information is utilized to assist the Hokie Wellness department with annual program planning.

Community Committee Involvement

Healthy Citizens NRV, Agency on Aging Advisory Council ; New River Valley Partnership for Access to Healthcare (PATH) .

SWVA Tobacco Free Campuses

Hokie Wellness is part of Virginia Tech’s representation that works with other representatives from colleges and universities in Southwest Virginia toward creating healthier campuses by going tobacco-free. The other representatives include: Appalachian School of Law, Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Bluefield College, Emory and Henry, Mountain Empire Community College, New River Community College, Radford University, Southwest Virginia Community College, University of Virginia College at Wise, Virginia Highlands Community College.