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

New Surgeon General’s Report on Youth/Young Adults and E-Cigarettes

On Thursday morning, December 8, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report on youth and young adult e-cigarette use.  The Report is featured on a new website for young people which features the facts and risks of using e-cigarettes and other nicotine products.  The Surgeon General concluded that “e-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in the United States.

Upcoming Events

Youth Quest 2017!
Mark your calendars! The California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) is pleased to  host Youth Quest 2017 on Monday, March 13, 2017.  At Youth Quest 2017, youth participants will learn about current tobacco control priorities; receive training on meeting with legislators; participate in a march, rally, and youth-led press conference at the State Capitol; and visit with their legislator(s).

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.