Originally published by CVS Health on September 3, 2019
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.
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.
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
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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