Project UNIFORM Background

CYAN started addressing military tobacco use in late 2005. Prior to the military project, CYAN had worked extensively with straight-to-work young adults and found that a great deal of 18-24 year olds joined the military prior to attending college. A State of California commissioned study confirmed that active duty service members in California had a tobacco use rate twice that of civilian adult populations. In direct response to these dramatic results, Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine Influence From Our Respected Military) was established. Staff has worked tirelessly with installations throughout California and the nation to create military-civilian partnerships to address tobacco use within military communities.