Advocating for a Tobacco-free California
The California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) is dedicated to supporting youth and young adults by advocating for a tobacco-free California. We provide tobacco control professionals and young people with the tangible tools for action to mobilize a powerful statewide movement. Our staff is committed to changing the tobacco use culture in California’s high schools, colleges and universities, military bases, and all levels of the young adult community.
News & Announcements
Youth Video on E-Cigarette Use
Youth Radio, a media production company that trains diverse young people in digital media and technology, recently released a video on teen use of e-cigarettes. The video features voices of young teens as well as comments from Alameda County. The video can be viewed here.
New Study on Emerging Hookah Use Among University Students
Researchers from the University of Florida have found that hookah smoking on college campuses have exceeded cigarette smoking for both ever use and past year use. The full study can be accessed here.
Democratic Leaders Warn of Dangers of E-Cigarette Advertising Targeting Youth
Representatives Waxman, DeGette, and Pallone have sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning that electronic cigarette companies are targeting youth with the same advertising and marketing practices that cigarette companies used to addict teen smokers. In addition to the letter sent by the Ranking Members to FDA, the members also released an online presentation that shows how current e-cigarette advertising is similar to ads once used by cigarette companies to attract youth smokers.
2013-2014 College Strategy Exchange Now Available
Strategy Exchange webinars provide advocates with an opportunity to hear updates from other colleges and universities, share updates, and discuss strategy. A total of six strategy exchange webinars are held throughout the academic year.
E-cigarette use has more than doubled among middle and high school students
New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that the percentage of middle and high school students in the U.S. who have used e-cigarettes has more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.
Study finds college tobacco-free policies decrease smokeless tobacco use
A new study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research concludes that 100% tobacco-free policies on college campuses are effective in decreasing smokeless tobacco use among students.