42 HBCUs Receive Grants to Make Their Campuses Smoke and Tobacco Free

The CVS Health Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Truth Initiative have partnered together to provide grants to over 200 U.S. colleges and universities as part of a growing movement to accelerate and expand the number of campuses that are 100 percent smoke and tobacco free. According to CVS Health, out of the nation’s roughly 20 million college and university students, more than 1 million have been projected to die prematurely from cigarette smoke and 99 percent of smokers start smoking by the age of 26.

Out of the 228 schools receiving grants, 42 are historically or predominately Black institutions.

  • Concordia College Alabama in Selma, Alabama
  • Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama
  • Shorter College in North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Alcorn State University in Alcorn, Mississippi
  • Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi
  • Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi
  • Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina
  • Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio
  • Cheyney University in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
  • Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania
  • Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina
  • South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee
  • Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas
  • Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas
  • Texas College in Tyler, Texas
  • Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas
  • Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia
  • Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg, in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • University of the Virgin Islands in Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
  • Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia
  • West Virginia State University in Institute, West Virginia

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