About

This site used to be the former home for the National Center for Tobacco Policy.
I believe their new site is now TobaccoFreeCampus.Org.
The old site information is as follows:

THE NCTP STORY

In the spring of 2010, Drury University introduced a campus-wide tobacco-free initiative which produced a working relationship with Ty Patterson and the Center of Excellence for Tobacco Free Campus Policy. Through this collaboration, the idea for an independent, nationally-focused center which would expand the work begun by the Center of Excellence was born. In Fall 2010, Drury University and Ozarks Technical Community College approved initial support for the National Center for Tobacco Policy. Patterson serves as the Director of the NCTP, where he cultivates an innovative and highly successful approach to tobacco policy based on respect for others and the environment. Today, the NCTP acts independently of Drury and OTC and seeks to help organizations develop, implement, and sustain tobacco policy. A new focus is being given to assisting businesses in the development of tobacco policy, as well as attempts to conduct ongoing research regarding tobacco policy.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Ty Patterson served five higher education institutions in Kansas and Missouri as a student affairs administrator for thirty seven years. For all but seven he was the chief student affairs officer in his institution. He held positions of responsibility in the American College Personnel Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators at the state, regional and national level. In 2006 he was honored with the Richard Capel Award by the Missouri College Personnel Association for Outstanding Contribution to the Student Affairs Profession. In 2007 he received the Region IV-West Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Mr. Patterson is a Viet Nam Veteran. He is married and has three children and one grandchild. He retired in 2008 and now serves as the Executive Director of the National Center for Tobacco Policy.

MISSION

  • The National Center for Tobacco Policy (NCTP) teaches organizations how to develop, implement and sustain a tobacco free environment.
  • Provides assistance to organizations who are considering a tobacco free policy, are becoming tobacco free, or need ongoing support to sustain a tobacco policy.
  • Helps organizations assess the effectiveness of tobacco policy, and identify and address unique challenges associated with the policy.