Louisiana Tobacco Coalition
Helping create tobacco-free environments for communities in every part of our state is a passion Well-Ahead Louisiana shares with many other concerned organizations. Realizing that working together can be an effective way to help Louisiana families fight the leading cause of preventable death and disease in our country, we have joined with like-minded local, state and national partners as part of the Louisiana Tobacco Coalition. Together, we work toward the shared goal of making our communities safer, healthier and tobacco-free.
The Power of Partnership
A Plan to Geaux Tobacco-Free
The Coalition developed the Tobacco Control Strategic Plan for 2016-2021, which is designed to lower tobacco use in Louisiana through direct cessation efforts, prevention initiatives and the enactment of policies that support and encourage a tobacco-free environment. This comprehensive strategic plan aligns with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s goals and evidence-based strategies, as well as the mission of the Office of Public Health, which is to protect and promote the health and wellness of all individuals and communities in Louisiana.
The plan’s impact can be seen in many ways in the fight against tobacco use. Those wanting to quit tobacco can access the many resources provided through our state’s robust tobacco quitline. Plus, our WellSpot programs and tobacco cessation media campaigns are successfully educating residents about the Coalition’s tobacco-free policy work and cessation efforts.
All Louisiana residents deserve the opportunity to live a healthy, tobacco-free life. Yet some population groups are affected by tobacco-related disparities due to socially determined circumstances and characteristics.
Through the Stronger Together initiative, the Coalition integrates activities into its tobacco cessation efforts that promote health equity. By doing so, everyone in our state has the chance to reach their full health potential regardless of their race, education, gender identity, sexual orientation, where they live or if they have a disability.
Join the Louisiana Tobacco Coalition
We are continuously seeking new members to join the Louisiana Tobacco Coalition. If your organization has a stake in tobacco control or you just want to learn more about the Coalition, please contact us.
- American Cancer Society
- American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association in Louisiana
- Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
- Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
- Louisiana Cancer Prevention
- Louisiana Tobacco Control Initiative
- LSU Health New Orleans, School of Public Health
- Truth Initiative’s Tobacco Nation Report examines trends in smoking over time on collection of U.S. states in the South and Midwest with smoking rates that exceed not only the national average but that of many countries with the highest smoking rates in the world.