publication date: May. 6, 2016

In Brief

American Cancer Society and CVS Announce Antismoking Campaign 

 

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY and CVS Health announced a three-year, $3.6 million initiative to provide grants to 125 institutions of higher learning to help accelerate and expand the number of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free college and university campuses throughout the United States.

The partnership creates the Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative, part of a nationwide effort to deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation. With funding from the CVS Health Foundation, ACS will award grants to colleges and universities in 19 states with the greatest need for stronger smoke-free campus policies to help them take a comprehensive approach to implement tobacco-free campus policies, including cessation, education and support. Twenty-five grants will be awarded in the first year and 50 will be given out in each of the second and third years.

The 19 states targeted by the program are Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

The ACS initiative is part of Be The First, CVS Health’s newly announced five-year, $50 million campaign incorporating education, advocacy, tobacco control, and promoting healthy behavior against tobacco use. In 2014, CVS Health became the first national pharmacy chain to eliminate the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products from its stores.

 

THE PERSHING SQUARE SOHN Cancer Research Alliance announced seven winners of the third annual Pershing Square Sohn Prize for … Continue reading 42-18 American Cancer Society and CVS Announce Antismoking Campaign

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