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American Cancer Society Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative

Thank you for your interest in the American Cancer Society’s Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI).  Since its inception in 2016, with generous support from the CVS Health Foundation, ACS has provided grants of up to $20,000 to 97, post-secondary institutions across the U.S, to adopt 100% smoke and tobacco-free campus policies. Our grantee institutions range from small, private colleges, to large, research universities who have, together, been able to positively affect the lives of over 1.4 million students and all of the faculty, staff and visitors on their campuses.

In addition to grants, our awardees receive technical assistance through various resources such as webinars, in-person trainings, one-one-one consultations with experts and peer-to-peer exchanges.

At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for the grant program. However, please do stay tuned to this website for future calls for applications and peruse the many, available resources that can help you on your journey to becoming a 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus.

To see a list of all 97 TFGCI grantee institutions, click here.


According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of January 2, 2019, there are now at least 2,342 100% smoke-free campus sites. Of these, 1,975 are also 100% tobacco-free and 1,945 also prohibit e-cigarette use.


Find out about our organization and mission, and the results of our decades of advocacy.

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Ready to take the next step towards becoming a 100% smoke and tobacco-free campus? Find out how you can be a part of this nationwide movement!

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