Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

Statewide Initiatives

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Louisiana Tobacco Control Program

The mission of the Louisiana Tobacco Control Program is to utilize evidence-based strategies in tobacco control surveillance, evaluation, program management, communication and resource development to advance policies promoting a tobacco-free Louisiana. The vision of the Louisiana Tobacco Control Program is to create a tobacco-free Louisiana by working with statewide partnerships.

Program Goals

  • Prevent Initiation of tobacco use among young people;
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke;
  • Promote quitting tobacco use among adults and young people; and
  • Identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities among specific population groups; and
  • Cultivate and sustain statewide infrastructure for tobacco prevention and control efforts.

Intervention Strategies

The program's interventions are guided by the CDC's "Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs" and include components related to:

  • State and Community Interventions - Community Partnership Grants, Diversity, Youth Programs;
  • Health Communications Interventions -;
  • Cessation Interventions - 1-800 QUIT NOW toll-free quitline & Fax-to-Quit Referral Program;
  • Surveillance and Evaluation - Youth Tobacco Survey, Adult Tobacco Survey & BRFSS; and
  • Administration/Management - See staff listing below.

Cessation Helpline: Help to quit smoking: 1-800-QUIT-NOW