The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) evaluates and implements tobacco control initiatives that can reduce and prevent tobacco use, to help Louisianans lead healthier lives. We also aim to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in public spaces and workplaces, because everyone deserves the opportunity to work without putting their health at risk.
DEFY THE LIES
Grantees 11-17, Point of Sale (POS) project, which engages youth in collecting information about the tobacco retail environment in their community and communicating this information to community leaders.
Did you know that a study conducted in the United States estimated that banning POS advertising and requiring cigarette packs to be kept out of sight could reduce adolescents’ exposure to cigarette brand by as much as 83%?
LOUISIANA LAW ACT 838
It is illegal to smoke in cars with kids 13 years old and under
Did you know that the level of toxic air in a vehicle when someone is smoking is up to 10 times greater than the level the USEPA considers hazardous?
RAISE THE TOBACCO TAX
Overall State Average: $1.60/pack
Louisiana Tobacco Tax: $0.86/pack
We rank 36th among all US states
Did you know that numerous economic studies in peer-reviewed journals have documented that cigarette tax or price increases reduce both adult and underage smoking?
QUIT WITH US LOUISIANA!
QUIT WITH US, LA is a partnership of The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Tobacco Control Program.
* 13 years old and over no parental consent required
Did you know that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in our country, killing 443,000 Americans and 6,500 Louisianans each year. But smoking doesn’t just kill; it leads to long-term suffering?
HEALTHIER AIR FOR ALL
All Louisiana employees should be able to work in a smoke-free environment—this includes bar employees, entertainers and gaming facility employees.
Did you know that there is NO SAFE level of exposure to secondhand smoke?
Young adult and college grantees engaged in a variety of tobacco control and advocacy activities. As of August 1, 2014 in accordance with Act 211, all public institutions of higher education (2 year and 4 year) must implement a minimum of a smoke-free policy.
Communities Of Colors
Minority community outreach of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Centers’ (SU Ag) Communities of Color Network (CoC) to identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities within the African-American community.
TOBACCO POINT OF SALE
Did you know that the tobacco industry spends over $8.7 Billion at the point of sale, amounting to over $1 Million per hour?!