TFL Orientation Webinar POS (7/15/2013 10am)
TFL Orientation Webinar: Colleges/Universities (7/15/2013 1pm)
Ouachita Parish, Cities of Monroe & West Monroe Pass Comprehensive Smoke-Free Ordinances
The members of the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Louisiana (CTFLA) and the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) applaud and thank the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, the Monroe City Council and the West Monroe Board of Alderman for their recent votes in favor of protecting the health of all employees city and parish-wide by making all workplaces, including bars and gaming establishments, smoke-free.
The smoke-free measure, voted on and passed by Monroe on Sept. 24, the Parish on Oct. 7, and in West Monroe on Oct. 8, will ensure that all employees, including bartenders, gaming facility employees, and entertainers, will be protected from the dangerous health effects of secondhand smoke in the workplace. They will go into effect on Jan. 2, 2014.Read More >>
Sulphur Youth Chosen To Attend The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids 10th Annual Youth Advocacy Symposium
One lucky Sulphur, La., teen was chosen this summer to attend the 10th annual Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Youth Advocacy Symposium in Washington D.C. Michael Graham, 17, was selected to be one of only 50 high school students from across the nation to attend the symposium, which was held July 21-25, 2013.
The conference is a high energy, high impact event that brings together youth advocates from across the country to gain valuable skills and further their work as change agents in their states and communities.Read More >>
Louisiana Youth STAND UP! to Direct Marketing from Tobacco Industry
Louisiana’s teen tobacco usage rates remain higher than the national average, with approximately 38.3 percent of high school and 15.6 percent of middle school students in Louisiana use tobacco, according to the 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS).
In light of these startling statistics, youth throughout the state are choosing to Stand UP! against the tobacco industry and its adolescent-targeted direct marketing efforts. Twelve groups across the state were awarded grants from the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) to engage and get youth involved with tobacco control and prevention efforts through the Defy the Lies initiative. As part of the grant, Defy teams participated in the point-of-purchase (also known as point-of-sale) project, which focused on tobacco products and advertising in stores where youth are likely to visit on a regular basis, like gas stations, grocery stores, pharmacies, and corner stores in their own communities.Read More >>