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California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) recently received a grant from the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation, making possible a new smoke- and tobacco-free campus initiative, effective this fall. “Becoming a smoke- and tobacco-free campus protects and promotes the health and well-being of our campus community,” said Dr. Kimberly Pulvers, a CSUSM associate professor of psychology who has researched addiction and tobacco use extensively. “The smoke- and tobacco-free campus initiative supports the mission and values of our university, prepares our students to enter workforces which are increasingly smoke- and tobacco-free, and supports environmental sustainability and litter reduction.”

The entire University of California system, five California State Universities, and all San Diego County public colleges and universities have already prohibited tobacco use on campus. There is also a pending CSU Chancellor’s Office system-wide executive order for all CSU campuses to become 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by September 2017. Learn more at www.csusm.edu/smokefree.