CVS Million Dollar Mission to Reduce Smoking on Campuses

CVS boosts campaign against tobacco at colleges

Justin Sullivan Getty Images CVS's charitable foundation is donating $1.2 million to colleges and universities to help them ban smoking on campus

CVS is on a million-dollar mission to reduce smoking tobacco among young Americans.

CVS is upping its commitment to making schools tobacco-free.

CVS's charitable foundation announced on Tuesday that it has teamed up with the American Cancer Society and truth initiative to provide grants to 126 colleges and universities to help them become tobacco-free.

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The foundation is donating a total of $1.2 million, or about $10,000 a school.

The grant supports CADEC in free programs offered to students, faculty, and staff to end usage of tobacco. $50 million, were committed to supporting a tobacco free generation. A new survey from CVS Health shows that 73% of Americans and 78% of current USA college students say they support policies that prohibit smoking and other tobacco use on college campuses.

It is estimated that more than 500 colleges and universities nationwide already have policies declaring their campuses tobacco free.

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