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Does Your Campus Have a Problem with E-Cigarettes? Funding Opportunity Available to Curtail Rising Trend

The increase of vaping among young adults has reached epidemic levels, threatening to hook a new generation of young people on nicotine. In an effort to address the rise of vaping and to support efforts to become 100% smoke and tobacco free, ASPPH is partnering with the American Cancer Society (ACS), under the direction of its Center for Tobacco Control, to provide grants to ASPPH member schools and programs of public health. The purpose of the Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI) Grant Program is to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100% smoke- and tobacco-free policies on US and international college and university campuses and to work towards a tobacco-free generation.

Per the grant guidelines, if a school is only 100% smoke-free but wants to become 100% smoke- and tobacco-free, to cover all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, they are eligible to apply.

Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by 5 p.m. ET. The Letter of Intent, that was originally requested, is no longer required to submit an application for the grant.

For information on how to apply, please see the Grant Guidelines, and to access grant materials visit the Grant Checklist.

For questions regarding TFGCI or the application, contact Bidisha Sinha, MPH, at Bidisha.Sinha@cancer.org.