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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 we are doing to help Louisiana 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. 

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

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.

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.

Tobacco-Free WellSpots

Take your company's health to the next level and find out how to geaux tobacco-free.

Is your child’s or grandchild’s school a tobacco-free campus? Click here for more information you can share with your school's principal for steps in geauxing tobacco-free.

Facts: Did you know?

  1. In the United States, smoking costs more than $156 billion in lost productivity due to premature death and exposure to secondhand smoke [1].
  2. More than 400,000 babies born in the United States are exposed to chemicals in cigarette smoke before birth every year because their mothers smoke [2].
  3. On average, smokers shorten their lives by 10 years, and roughly 1 out of every 5 deaths in the United States is caused by smoking-related disease [2].
  4. An estimated 88 million nonsmoking Americans, including 54% of their children aged 3-11 years, are exposed to secondhand smok[2].
  5. Babies who breathe secondhand smoke are sick more often with bronchitis, pneumonia and ear infections [2].
  6. Smokeless tobacco, cigars and pipes have deadly consequences, too, including lung, larynx, esophageal and oral cancers [3].


[1] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking and Tobacco Use Fast Facts. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/

[2] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Tobacco facts and figures. Retrieved from: http://betobaccofree.hhs.gov/about-tobacco/facts-figures/index.html.

[3] Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Smoke-Free Policies. The Guide to Community and Preventive Services. http://www.thecommunityguide.org/tobacco/smokefreepolicies.html



FREEDOM FROM TOBACCO

IS JUST ONE CALL AWAY!

1-800-QUIT-NOW

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


1. Visit quitwithusla.org 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 

The Real Cost of Smoking
http://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov

 

1-800-QUIT-NOW | QuitWithUsLa.org
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. 

Smokefree.gov
A free resource including quit coaches and quit plans supporting those wishing to quit smoking or chewing tobacco.

Smokefree Women
http://women.smokefree.gov/

Smokefree Teens
http://teen.smokefree.gov/

Smokefree en Espanol
http://espanol.smokefree.gov