ACS, CVS Health launch initiative to create smoke-free campuse

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and CVS Health unveiled a 3-year, $3.6 million effort that aims to increase the number of smoke- and tobacco-free college and university campuses in the United States. The partnership between ACS and CVS Health establishes the Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative. Using funding from the CVS Health Foundation, ACS will award grants to colleges and universities in 19 states with the highest need for stronger smoke-free campus policies. In the first year, 25 grants will be awarded, while 50 awards will be given in each of the second and third years. The ACS program is part of Be The First, CVS Health’s new 5-year, $50 million campaign that uses education, advocacy, tobacco control, and healthy behavior programming to combat tobacco use and deliver the first tobacco-free generation. (Source: APhA Pharmacy Today)