bc_video 5576439537001 sPw5TgNjFX tpm-plugin-c2617w4f-5576439537001

Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative


We’re clearing the air at campuses nationwide.

The CVS Health Foundation, American Cancer Society® and Truth Initiative® are awarding grants to hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities as part of a growing movement to accelerate and expand the number of campuses that are 100 percent smoke and tobacco free. With more than 99 percent of smokers starting by age 26, college and universities are an important partner in helping to reduce tobacco use.


The time is right to take action.

We’ve made great progress, but there is more that we can do. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Of the nation’s roughly 20 million college and university students, more than 1 million have been projected to die prematurely from cigarette smoking.

cvs heart

Support for ending tobacco use on campus

8 in 10

college students approve of policies that prohibit tobacco use on campus

Smart Campuses Quit

These schools make the grade for going tobacco free.

Hats off to these U.S. colleges and universities who are committed to developing 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies.

See full list of schools going tobacco free

Share the good news!

Smart Campuses Quit! Will your school or alma mater be next? Tweet or post on Facebook or LinkedIn to your school to show your support!

I support 100% tobacco-free policies on college campuses! Who will be the next to quit? #SmartCampusesQuit

Post this to Twitter Post this to Facebook Post this to LinkedIn
#BeTheFirst

Be the First

The Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative is part of Be the First CVS Health’s five-year, $50 million initiative that supports education, advocacy, tobacco control and healthy behavior programming. One goal includes doubling the number of tobacco-free college and university campuses in the United States.

Learn more

Commit to quit

November 15 is the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The annual effort encourages smokers to make a plan to quit for good.

Learn more
Make a plan to quit for good.

Smart campuses quit. Will yours?

Help your college advocate for, adopt and implement a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policy.

Send a letter to your campus administrators