Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative

We're clearing the air at campuses nationwide. 

The American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation are awarding grants to 20 U.S. colleges and universities as part of our Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI). Over the next three years, the $3.6 million multi-year program will award grants to 125 colleges and universities across the country to accelerate and expand the number of campuses that adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. 

The time is right to take action. 

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.

Poll shows strong public support for tackling tobacco use on campus.

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Of the 4,700 colleges and universities in the U.S., only 1,427 are smoke and tobacco free

These schools make the grade for going tobacco free.

In partnership with the CVS Health Foundation, the American Cancer Society is accepting TFGCI grant applications

Apply for a grant

In partnership with the CVS Health Foundation, the American Cancer Society is accepting online applications for the next round of Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative grants. 

The fall grant cycle will run through February 28, 2017 with the names of grant recipients announced in May 2017. 

Apply for a grant

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout is November 17

Commit to quit

November 17 is the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout.

The annual intervention effort encourages smokers to quit for a day, quit for good or make a plan to quit.

Visit the website or call 
1-800-227-2345 to learn more

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