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

Webinar Opportunity: E-Cigarette Advertising

Unregulated Exuberance in E-Cigarette Advertising
January 26, 2015, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

CYAN is pleased to host a webinar on the aggressive and unregulated marketing of e-cigarettes products. The featured speakers for this webinar are Dr. Robert Jackler and Divya Ramamurthi from the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising (SRITA) group. Dr. Jackler and Ms. Ramamurthi will highlight their research on how e-cigarette manufactures are using various means of media to promote e-cigarettes and related products to youth and young adult populations.  Register now for the E-Cigarette Advertising Webinar!

Youth Quest 2015, Keeping it Local

CYAN is excited to announce that our 16th annual Youth Quest event will be held on March 18, 2015. This year the event will have a local focus, while maintaining a coordinated statewide message. More information is available here.

San Jose State Adopts at 100% Tobacco-Free Policy

Congratulations to San Jose State University. In honor of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday November 20, 2014, SJSU President Mo Qayoumi announced the adoption of a 100% Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus Policy. This policy will go into effect in August, 1 2015, at which point no tobacco products, including e-cigarettes will be permitted to be used on campus property.

Support the SECNAV Proposal to Ban Tobacco Sales

In March 2014, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced a proposal to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at all Navy and Marine Corps commissaries and exchanges.   Secretary Mabus has received some pushback on his proposal by members of Congress and, at this point, he needs support from civilians, military families, public health advocates, and Veterans.  To learn more about the SECNAV’s proposal and send a letter showing your support for his efforts to eliminate the sale of tobacco on military installations, visit

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