ECU awarded grant intended to eventually make campus tobacco-free

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – ECU is working to make its campus tobacco-free.

The university is one of 20 in the United State to receive a Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative Grant from the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation.

The $20,000 grant is meant to make campus healthier and second-hand smoke-free.

ECU students also will hold a cigarette butt pick up event on Thursday starting at 2:30 p.m. at ECU Student Health and culminating at 3:30 p.m. in front of Joyner Library’s Sonic Plaza.

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