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

2018 College & University Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Report Card

The 2018 Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Report Card is now available.  The Report found 59% of public colleges and universities in California are 100% smoke or tobacco-free.  This is an increase from 51% in 2017.  To view the full Report, please visit CYAN’s College website,

New CYAN Website Coming Soon…

CYAN will be launching a new organization website in May 2018.  While the new site is under development, minimal updates will be made to the existing site.  We thank you for your patience as we finalize the new site which will have expanded youth-focused resources and youth/young adult educational materials.

2018 Statewide Youth Advocacy Conference

CYAN is now accepting applications for the 2018 Statewide Youth Advocacy Conference. The Conference will be held on June 24 – June 27, 2018 at the Diamond Arrow Conference Center in Nevada City, CA.  This conference will strengthen youth engagement in local tobacco control advocacy efforts by providing young people with training on a variety of skills and topics related to coalition development, public speaking, and working with decision makers. In addition, participants will learn about current and emerging tobacco issues.  Registration is open through May 25th.  More information is available here.

Freeing Veterans from Tobacco Toolkit Now Available

Project UNIFORM has developed a Toolkit to assist programs and clinics serving Veteran populations in creating or strengthening tobacco treatment programs. The toolkit is available for download on the Project UNIFORM website or CYAN can send California providers a printed and bound copy.