CVS donates $1.4M to advance tobacco-free policies on college campuses

CVS Health donated $1.4 million to 82 colleges and universities to help advocate for, adopt and implement tobacco-free policies on their campuses.

The new grants, delivered in partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Truth Initiative, are part of CVS Health's five-year, $50 million initiative to deliver the nation's first tobacco-free generation.

The grants will help students, faculty and staff develop and execute strategies to help schools limit the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

"A critical goal for us in building healthier communities across the country is reducing tobacco-use, which remains one of the leading causes of preventable death in this country," said Eileen Howard Boone, president of the CVS Health Foundation. "By helping more colleges and universities explore and execute on tobacco-free policies, we're able to positively influence the number of new college-age smokers and get one step closer to our goal of seeing the first tobacco-free generation."

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