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It is the mission of COUGH, a statewide student-led coalition, to ensure a healthy campus environment free of tobacco and tobacco industry presence. COUGH is committed to promoting, establishing, and sustaining safer and healthier California colleges and universities through tobacco-free policy, education, and cessation.


  • Promote tobacco-free policy adoption, implementation, and enforcement.
  • Advocate for effective and accessible cessation services.
  • Educate campus communities on comprehensive tobacco issues.
  • Prevent and respond to the evolving threat of new tobacco and nicotine products to our campus communities.