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

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.  Next it will be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee before it goes to the Senate Floor for a full vote.

Tobacco Control Bills Signed by Governor

On May 4, 2016, California’s Governor signed five tobacco control bills including a new law which increases the age of sale for tobacco products to 21 and a bill that requires all K-12 schools to be tobacco-free.   All five laws will go into effect on June 9, 2016.  More information about these laws can be found here.