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.

Our Progress

Tobacco-Free for Five Years
Five years ago, we made the bold decision to remove tobacco from our stores. That was just the beginning of many innovative steps we’ve taken since to make it easier for our customers and patients to achieve their best health.
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