The American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation today awarded grants to 20 U.S. colleges and universities as part of their Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI), a $3.6 million multi-year program intended to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. The announcement coincides this week with the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout.
The Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative is part of Be The First, CVS Health's five-year, $50 million initiative that supports education, advocacy, tobacco control, and healthy behavior programming to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation. CVS Health has set actionable and measurable goals for Be The First, including a doubling of the number of tobacco-free college and university campuses in the United States.
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CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it is changing its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broader health care commitment and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of health.
As a further demonstration of its commitment to health, CVS Health also announced the end of tobacco sales at CVS/pharmacy as of September 3, nearly a month ahead of the previously targeted date of October 1. In February, the company announced that it would end the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores, making CVS/pharmacy the first and only national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.
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On Sunday, August 24, truth®, the nation’s largest and longest running youth smoking prevention campaign, premiered the latest advertisements in its new Finish It campaign, titled “Unpaid” and “Response”. Both aired during the hugely popular MTV Video Music Awards broadcast — an annual music awards ceremony that attracts millions of viewers and sparks immediate cultural conversations. Teen smoking rates are at their lowest levels in 22 years, and through the Finish It campaign, truth aims to enlist this generation to end smoking for good.
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CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.
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New entertainment integrations and social media initiatives move the “ugly truth” campaign into a new phase this month, further seeding important tobacco-related facts and messages with teens and young adults. The latest advertising campaign from truth – the nation’s largest youth smoking prevention campaign – features its first television ads since 2010, and a host of marketing and digital tools to educate and connect with teens and young people through a range of digital media initiatives and entertainment integrations.
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Video gamers, roller coaster riders, surfers and music lovers across the country will be able to experience the fun and educational messages of the nation’s largest youth smoking prevention campaign. truth® begins its 14th annual nationwide summer tour on Saturday, June 15 in Seattle with its first stop on the Vans Warped Tour. truth’s crew of young adult “tour riders” will interact with teens across the country – educating them about the marketing tactics of the tobacco industry and the health effects, addictiveness and social consequences of tobacco use.
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Littered cigarette butts are more than just an eye sore. According to environmental clean-up reports, cigarette butts are the No. 1 littered item on U.S. roadways and the No. 1 item found on beaches and waterways worldwide. A new survey conducted by Legacy, shows that while more than 88 percent of Americans surveyed think that cigarette butts are an environmental concern, more than 44 percent of those polled who had ever smoked admit to having dropped a cigarette on the ground and nearly 32 percent have dropped a cigarette out of a car window.
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Each December, smokers across America decide to quit as one of their New Year’s resolutions. Out of the more than 45 million smokers in the United States, nearly 69 percent want to quit. Tobacco-related disease is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States; smokers, therefore, need to be armed with all of the available information to make the best, most informed choices about the smoking cessation medications and resources available. Successful quitters, like Cindy, spend the season supporting smokers who are ready to take a step towards quitting in the New Year.
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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare today announced the launch of Quit.com, a total quit-smoking online resource to help smokers quit their cigarette addictions and stay smoke-free. Every smoker is different; therefore every smoker’s approach to quitting may need to be different. Quit.com houses personalized tools in a central, online location to help smokers navigate quitting smoking, no matter where they may be in their quit journey.
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