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Welcome to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Tobacco Control Program.

The program is committed to research-based strategies for tobacco prevention, control and awareness in order to empower citizens to make healthy lifestyle choices to create a tobacco-free Louisiana!

Louisiana Tobacco Control Program 2012-2013 Annual Report

Louisiana Tobacco Control Program 2010 Annual Report

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids: Tobacco's Toll on Louisiana

Learn more about the dangers of secondhand smoke, your children, and Act 838

Information on Electronic Cigarettes from the FDA

FDA Center for Tobacco Products (Espanol/Spanish Website)

You can do it! We'll help.

Link for help.
Quit with help from

Call for help.
The Louisiana Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW is a FREE counseling line. If you or someone you know is ready to quit smoking, call the quitline today.

Ask your healthcare provider for help.
Medications in addition to counseling have a 4-time greater chance of success. Ask your healthcare provider today.

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Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare professionals are a vital part of a healthy Louisiana. Together, we can help Louisianans be smoke-free. Research suggests that patients receiving counseling combined with pharmacotherapy are four times more likely to successfully quit.

Start with the 5 A’s:
•Ask. Identify tobacco users at every visit.
•Advise. Talk with the patients about tobacco use and urge them to quit.
•Assess. Determine if the patient is willing to make a quit attempt at this time.
•Assist. Prescribe a medication unless contraindications exist.
•Arrange. Arrange follow-up, including Fax-to-Quit Louisiana.

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The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act (Act 815)
The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act, prohibits smoking in most public places and workplaces, including all restaurants with or without attached bars. Smoking will still be allowed in stand-alone bars and casinos. Prisons will be smoke-free by August 15, 2009.

Local communities are free to strengthen the Act with stricter local ordinances.

School campuses are tobacco-free, but schools may become a 100% Tobacco-Free School by setting higher standards for their students.

With the passage of Act 838, it is also illegal to smoke in vehicles when children are present, regardless of whether the windows are closed or open.

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