Advocating for a Tobacco-Free California

The California Youth Advocacy Network changes the tobacco use culture in California’s high schools, colleges and universities, military installations, and other youth and young adult communities by providing knowledge, skills, and tools to create local change for healthier communities.

News & Announcements

Upcoming Webinar: AB 1594 Update and NEW Online Violator’s Training

CYAN’s College Program is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 15th at 1:00pm – 2:00pm.   The webinar will feature an update on AB 1594, which would make all public colleges and universities in California 100% smoke/tobacco-free, and unveil CYAN’s new Online Tobacco-Free Policy Violator’s Training.  Register Here 

Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Report Card for Colleges

CYAN, in partnership with COUGH student advocates, has released the California Public College and University Smoke/Tobacco-Free Report Card.  The Report reviews and assesses current tobacco use policies on all 146 public colleges and universities in the state.  More information about the Report is available here.

Assembly Bill 1594 – Smoke/Tobacco-Free College Campuses

Assemblymember McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Senator Leno (D-San Francisco) have introduced a bill that would prohibit smoking and tobacco use on all public colleges in California.  The bill, AB 1594, was approved by the full Assembly on April 25, 2016.   AB 1594 was passed by the Senate Education Committee on June 8 and the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 11, 2016.  Next it goes to the Senate Floor for a full vote.