ACS and CVS Funding Smoke-Free College Programs

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Smoke-Free College Programs
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David G. Bohn of Redding, CT, has worked for Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation since 1987 and became the company’s president in 1995. A lifelong philanthropist, David G. Bohn supports many nonprofit organizations, including the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently announced a joint grant funding effort with the CVS Health Foundation to provide money to 20 different colleges and universities across the United States. The funding will help energize the Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI), which is a program aimed at lobbying for smoke-free and tobacco-free campuses. All told, ACS and CVS Health Foundation plan to spend $3.6 million over the next three years.

The money is intended to help schools lobby for policies that remove smoke and tobacco from classrooms and workplaces on campus. Schools will also receive help with education and cessation programs.

The University of Pennsylvania is the first school to receive funding through this program. It hopes to become the first Ivy League school to attain a totally tobacco-free campus.

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