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Flagler College receives $8,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study and consider a smoke-and tobacco-free campus policy

Jun 5, 2018

Flagler College has announced an $8,000 grant award from the American Cancer Society to support its efforts to become a smoke-and tobacco-free campus.

The grant was received as part of the American Cancer Society's Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI), which is supported by the CVS Health Foundation. The purpose of the TFGCI is to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100% smoke-and tobacco-free policies on college and university campuses across the nation.

The grant will be used to explore the issue of smoking and tobacco use on the Flagler College campus, and examine the viability of a smoke-and tobacco-free campus policy. Part of the grant may also be used to help the college institute a smoke-and tobacco-free campus policy with support personnel, signage, supplies, printed materials, and promotional items. As part of the process, Flagler College has been working closely with Tobacco Free Saint Johns for research, policy and implementation assistance. TFSJ has also provided technical assistance with grant writing and will continue to work with the college during the entirety of the project. 

“We are grateful to receive this grant and as an institution that provides a high quality education in a caring and supportive environment, it is important that we make sure that everyone can learn and work in a healthy environment,” said Dr. Eric W. Hoffman, Flagler College’s tobacco/smoke-free project director. “We appreciate all the support Tobacco Free Saint Johns has provided and we look forward to working with them on this very important initiative.”

The grant period runs May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019.

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