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Tobacco Education Media Campaign Press Conference

NBCI President Rev. Anthony Evans, speaks out against tobacco and the tobacco companies targeting African American Communities with Dr. Donald Lyman (CA Dept. of Public Health) and Sharon Eubanks, attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice who headed up the team that prosecuted the U.S. government's massive, 1999 case against the major cigarette manufacturers.

NBCI Announces the
Kick-Off of an
Innovative COPD
Education Program

How Science-based and Community-based
Organizations May
Work with the
Black Church

Producing Effective
Health Promotion
and Policy Initiatives
Health Emergency Declaration (HED)

NBCI Declares WAR on Tobacco, Smoking and Tobacco Companies

The National Black Church Initiative Joins CVS Health and the American Lung Association To Help African American Communities Live Tobacco-Free
Grants will allow NBCI to facilitate local American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking® workshops
[Washington, DC] – September 20, 2016 – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, announced today it has partnered with CVS Health to promote and support local smoking cessation programs in faith-based communities in Georgia, Florida and California.

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Various articles and overview of our outreach in health and workforce initiatives to multicultural communities

CVS Health and External Organization Tobacco Use Research (general and African-American focused)

We’re Tobacco Free

All CVS Pharmacy locations are tobacco free as of September 3, 2014, beating our original target date by nearly a month. When we first shared our decision to remove cigarettes and tobacco from the shelves of our 7,700 CVS Pharmacy locations, some called it a bold decision.

your health is our #One Good Reason What's Yours?We called it the right decision then, and we call it the right decision now.

CVS Pharmacy Project Health Free Screening Initiative

Project Health - Free health services for your family

CVS Health #BeTheFirst Initiative

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3,800 children under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette and more than 2,100 youth and young adults who have experimented with cigarettes become new regular, daily smokers. Additionally, 40.6% of children between the ages of 3 and 11 years old and 33.8% of kids 12-19 in the United States are exposed to cigarette smoke regularly

Please join CVS Health in our goal in making today’s youth the first generation to be tobacco-free through our #BeTheFirst campaign, which launched this morning. As part of this announcement, we have pledged $50 million to deliver the first tobacco-free generation.

Diversity Programs

Image of doctor explains chart to patientCVS Health serves millions of people every day. For our company to thrive, it’s important to have a workforce that reflects not only our customers, but also the communities they live in.
We all know the short and long term health risks attributed to tobacco use, especially by youth in our multi-cultural, LGBT and underserved communities. Since you too are a key partner and champion of tobacco avoidance and first line of offense in driving positive health behaviors in your own community, I hope you will join us in sharing the value and excitement in helping us curb this national epidemic.

Attached is a communications toolkit you are welcome to leverage to help promote the #BeTheFirst campaign to your clients and constituents.

Thank you for the tremendous work you do in helping people on a path to better health.