Earth Day is on April 22nd and campuses across the state will be hosting events during Earth Week to raise awareness about the devastating consequences to our environment of tobacco growing, curing, and use. CYAN offers free support and resources to any college campus that would like to host an event and raise awareness on their campus. By registering with CYAN for Earth Day, campuses will receive: free tote bags to give to students on campus, free Event Turnkey Kit with event ideas and forms, free educational materials (posters) to post around campus, and free cigarette butt pickup event protocols and forms.
The conference is free and open to students, staff, safety officers, and faculty from public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the state, as well as volunteers and staff from organizations that have a stake in tobacco control. The conference will provide information and opportunities to attendees to be able to address tobacco issues and policy compliance on campus and reduce tobacco use rates among campus communities.
The Truth Initiative now offers grants of up to $20,000 to women’s colleges, minority-serving academic institutions and community colleges to adopt a 100 percent tobacco-free college policy. Webinar on July 12th. Applications due September 13th.
American Cancer Society - Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative offers up to $20,000 to campuses that do not have a 100% smoke and tobacco-free policy. Applications are due August 15th.
CYAN is pleased to provide funding for smoke/tobacco-free policy compliance activities on 15 California college/university campuses for up to $5,000 per location. Campuses who have been 100% smoke or tobacco-free for at least one academic year are eligible to apply. Funding is available to support compliance activities during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Apply now to serve on the COUGH (Campuses Organized and United for Good Health) Student Leadership Board for the 2018-2019 term. Build leadership skills and be part of a statewide movement to make positive change. Learn how to effectively communicate for change and receive in-depth training on tobacco, public health, and policy advocacy. Community college students are especially encouraged to apply. Application deadline is June 30th.
In early June, CYAN will be releasing the 2018 California College and University Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Report Card. This webinar will review findings from the 2018 Report Card and discuss changes made to campus policies during the 2017-2018 academic year. Additionally, the webinar will provide more information on the new California Community College Resolution adopted by the Board of Governors supporting adoption of 100% smoke/tobacco-free policies on two-year campuses. Finally, the webinar will feature four funding opportunities for colleges and universities to support policy adoption, implementation, and enforcement.
On May 6th and 7th, 2018, join other California Community College students, faculty, staff, administrators, and public health advocates in Sacramento, California for a 2-Day workshop dedicated to making the entire CCC system 100% smoke and tobacco-free.
This webinar will equip Student Health Center staff with the appropriate resources to point students who wish to quit tobacco in the direction of tobacco treatment that is appropriate for them. The training will also include a look at the latest literature on what works to help Young Adults quit tobacco, as well as a review of the latest apps and texting programs that have proven effective with Young Adult populations.
The collaborative discussions in this workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn about implementation and compliance strategies that are working well at other campuses across the state.