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  • New Orleans City Council Makes History Upon Unanimous Passage of a Comprehensive Smoke-Free Ordinance

    New Orleans, one of the South’s largest major tourist cities with a high-grossing land-based casino and more than 500 bars within the city limits, made history today by becoming the largest city in Louisiana to unanimously pass a comprehensive, 100 percent smoke-free ordinance.

    The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Louisiana (CTFLA) applauds and thanks the New Orleans City Council for their unanimous votes today in favor of protecting the health of all New Orleans employees by making all workplaces, including bars and gaming establishments, smoke-free.



  • Smoke-Free Week 2.0 Comes to New Orleans November 12-20, 2014

    The Office of Councilmember LaToya Cantrell, the Healthier Air for All Campaign (HAFA) and the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Louisiana (CTFLA) are working together to promote the benefits of smoke-free environments and demonstrate the support behind a soon to be proposed smoke-free ordinance by sponsoring Smoke-Free Week 2.0, November 12-20, 2014, in New Orleans.

    Smoke-Free Week is a health initiative designed to raise awareness on the risks that secondhand smoke exposure poses, particularly to New Orleans bar employees, patrons, and entertainers. Service industry and gaming facility employees, along with entertainers, breathe more secondhand smoke while at work than any other type of employee, and can suffer from many of the same illnesses as smokers.

    “As a professional musician, my lungs are by far the most important component to producing the quality of sound I expect from myself at each show,” said Irvin Mayfield, founder and artistic director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. “I’m committed to providing a great show, but - if the air I’m using to play my trumpet is filled with smoke - it’s impossible to perform at a level I can be proud of. I work with 18 other incredible musicians with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, many of whom simply can’t play - because of health reasons - if a venue allows smoking. No one should be kept from their livelihood because their office is filled with cigarette smoke.”


  • Media Buyer RFP Released by TFL

    The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living has released an Request for Proposal (RFP) to obtain proposals from qualified media buying agencies interested in becoming TFL's media buying agency of record by providing strategic media planning, purchasing and analysis. Specifically, TFL is seeking a media strategy and buying partner to serve as the primary media planning resource for the African-American Male Cessation Campaign, the New Orleans Ordinance Advocacy Campaign, and additional Secondhand Smoke Local Ordinance Advocacy Campaign(s).

    Submitting firms are required to email completed proposals by close of business Friday, October 24, 2014. Late responses will not be considered.

    No informational meetings will be held once the RFP has been released. Clarifying questions can be sent via email until close of business  October 16, 2014. Questions received after October 16 will not be answered. All questions submitted in a timely fashion will be answered via email by close of business  October 20, 2014.

    Click here to download the RFP