HBCUs, Community Colleges Take on TobaccoMay 4, 2017 |
by Louis Bolling
Last month, Truth Initiative® and the CVS Health Foundation joined forces to work with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and community colleges students and administrators. Through a nation-wide campaign, the organizations advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke and tobacco free campus policies.
“With 99 percent of smokers starting before age 27, college campuses are critical to preventing young adults from starting tobacco use, aiding current smokers in quitting and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke for all,” said Robin Koval, CEO and President of Truth Initiative, the national public health organization that directs and funds the truth campaign.