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Advocating for a Tobacco-Free California

The California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) changes the tobacco use culture in California’s high schools, colleges and universities, military installations, and other youth and young adult communities by providing knowledge, skills, and tools to create local change for healthier communities.

CYAN College Program

Since 1998, the CYAN College Program has been partnering with college students, faculty, staff, and tobacco control professionals to transform tobacco-related norms on college campuses.  Through training, education, and support, the College Program has been and continues to be successful in eliminating tobacco and tobacco industry presence in college communities.  The College Program is also responsible for coordinating the COUGH (Campuses Organized and United for Good Health) Coalition, a statewide movement working to promote tobacco-free college campuses throughout California.





CYAN provided great tools and feedback on our campus ambassador program. The support of the COUGH board helped to guide our students to develop a successful program when the policy launched. I don't feel we would have been as successful with the first year of the policy without the tools and TA support from CYAN.

- Lara Falkenstein, Health Educator, Sacramento State University

CYAN was an imperative component in introducing our campus to implementing a smoke and tobacco free policy on campus in a very short timeline… Thank you CYAN!

- Emily Hops.  Tobacco-Free Taskforce Chair, San Francisco State University

CYAN has supported us at every stage of our policy.

- Dr. Kimberly Pulvers.  Tobacco-Free Taskforce Chair, CSU San Marcos



Kimberlee Homer Vagadori 

Project Director, California Youth Advocacy Network

In tobacco control for 17 years, she is an expert on college tobacco-free policy, youth and young adult advocacy, and tobacco industry sponsorship issues and has successfully coordinated systemwide policy initiatives in California.  Kim also provides technical assistance and training to local, state, and national organizations on issues such as youth engagement in local advocacy, tobacco and the environment, emerging tobacco products, campus-based cessation services, and tobacco industry targeting of youth and young adults.

Contact Us

California Youth Advocacy Network

650 University Ave., Suite 109
Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 339-3424