Geaux Tobacco-Free

Quitting tobacco and creating tobacco-free environments for Louisiana's communities are both major steps towards a healthier Louisiana. Living tobacco-free helps to protect Louisiana's families every day. 

Learn more about free resources for quitting in Louisiana below. To find out what our Louisiana Tobacco Coalition partners are doing across the state to help communities geaux tobacco-free click here

Tobacco-Free Policies


Protecting others from second-hand smoke can start in any of the places and spaces where we live work and play - at home, at work, at a restaurant or even in schools. Protecting these places can reduce others' exposure to second-hand smoke, keeping air healthy and clean for all Louisiana residents.

Learn more about creating a tobacco-free policy here. 

Smoke-Free vs. Tobacco-Free

Smoke-free means being free of exposure to or the use of any lighted or heated tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, hookah, and other lighted or heated combustible plant material.

Tobacco-free means being free from the use of cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, or smoking tobacco. This includes being smoke-free. Tobacco-free goes beyond smoke-free by included all other tobacco products. 

Where do e-cigarettes or vapor products fall?

Sometimes the definition of “smoking” can also include vapor products, including any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electric pipe or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine or other substances in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe or similar device.

Vaping and Tobacco Toolkit

Toolkit for Partners: How You Can Help End the Vaping Epidemic

Additional resources by profession:


  • Click here for "What Parents Need to Know"
  • Click here for a Tip Sheet for Parents
  • Click here for the "Vape Talk" Conversation Guide, a resource developed by the American Lung Association.


  • Click here for "What Educators and Coaches Need to Know".
  • Click here to ensure your school’s policy complies with Louisiana law, LA RS 17:240 (A) and (B), and to find resources for effective implementation.
  • Click here for CDC's Evidence Brief: Tobacco Industry-Sponsored Youth Prevention Programs in Schools.
  • To learn about an alternative to teen nicotine suspension or citation program (INDEPTH) or if you are a Louisiana high school interested in serving as a pilot for the American Lung Associations updated Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) Teen Smoking and Vaping Program, email for details.
Presentation TA
  • "I would like presentation material that I can use to educate youth on vaping."
    • Click here for Presentation PPT Slidedeck and Talking Points designed by the CDC for Teachers, Health Educators, and Coaches to educate youth on vaping and e-cigarettes. 
  • "I would like someone to come to my school or community to give a presentation."
    • To request a training or presentation for your school or organization, please email
    • Presentations include information on the health risks of vapes, nicotine dependence, tobacco industry advertising tactics, and youth tobacco data. Many of these presentations are even youth led!  

Healthcare Providers

  • Click here for "What Healthcare Providers Need to Know"
  • Click here for a Healthcare Provider Conversation Card

Access Fact Sheets:

For more stats and facts, click here.

Cessation Resources can be found here.

Outbreak of Lung Disease Associated with E-cigarette Use or Vaping

  • Click here to learn about vaping-related illnesses in Louisiana.
  • Click here for the latest outbreak information from the CDC.
    • Click here for the latest CDC outbreak press releases.
  • Click here for the Louisiana outbreak press release.

CDC has developed an Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Product Use or Vaping: Information for Clinicians Presentation, key messagesand a poster that can be displayed in clinics. 

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Smoke-Free Housing

Geauxing smoke-free in public housing just got a whole lot easier! Click here to check out Well-Ahead Louisiana’s resources and find out your next steps in geauxing smoke-free.

Cessation Resources

Tobacco cessation resources, also known as quit resources, are treatments to help people quit tobacco use. These treatments can involve the combination of nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, medications and/or group and individual counseling.

Want to go tobacco-free and don’t know where to start? Click here

Click here to find out the different resources available to residents of Louisiana.

Facts: Did you know?

"the tobacco industry's youth smoking prevention activities and programs have not provided evidence that they are effective at reducing youth smoking"

"JUUL's flavored e-cigarettes deliver massive doses of nicotine"
Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2019). Big Tobacco Is Back With A New Way to Addict Kids: Juul's Flavored E-Cigarettes. Retrieved from
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (2019). Evidence Brief: Tobacco Industry Sponsored Youth Prevention Programs in Schools. Retrieved from

Video Resource Bank





Open 24/7 for all Louisiana residents ages 13 and over.

1. Visit to chat online with a quit coach
2. Talk to your health care provider about developing a quit plan

Additional Cessation Resources 

Smoking Cessation Trust
For Louisiana Smokers who began smoking before September 1, 1988

LSU Tobacco Control Initiative
Comprehensive treatment program available in many Louisiana hospitals

Fax-To-Quit Louisiana Program
For health systems to provide intervention to patients 

1-800-QUIT-NOW |
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free quit coaching or get registered for our free web-based quit program to chat with a quit coach today.
A free resource including quit coaches and quit plans supporting those wishing to quit smoking or chewing tobacco.

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