Tobacco-free policy goes beyond smoke-free air laws and ordinances. It can extend to policies to workplaces, multi-unit housing (apartment complexes), schools, and even hit the pocket book! Smoke-free and tobacco-free policies have been shown to be effective in reducing second-hand smoke exposure and tobacco use among populations.3
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Consider whether other similar efforts have been successful. If not, why not?
Note what factors might not be the same for your location (for example,state or local laws, stakeholders, community needs, etc.)
Determine if there are any concerns regarding the authority to adopt the policy.
Evaluate whether state or federal laws preempt the policy.
Investigate whether there are any other legal considerations.
Louisiana Act 315 Tobacco-Free K-12 Schools
Louisiana Act 815 "Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act"
Louisiana Act 838 Smoking Prohibited in Cars with Children under 13 Years
Louisiana Act 211 Smoke-free Policies for Colleges and Universities State-wide
Louisiana Act 94 Tobacco Excise Tax
 Healthier Air for All, Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living, http://www.healthierairforall.org/accomplishments
Last Updated January 15, 2019
City of Abbeville
East Baton Rouge
Town of Roseland
Village of McNary
 Municipalities with local 100% smoke-free laws. American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. http://no-smoke.org/pdf/100ordlisttabs.pdf
Healthier Air for All: Smoke-Free Venues
State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System
Public Health Law Center
ChangeLab Solutions: Law and Policy Innovations
The Guide to Community Preventative Services:
Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
American Lung Association Louisiana