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  • Local Youth, TFL, Senator Gallot and Rep. Hoffmann Host Capitol Press Conference In Recognition of Kick Butts Day 2014

    In recognition of today’s 19th annual Kick Butts Day (KBD), Representative Frank Hoffmann, Senator Rick Gallot, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL)  and a number of youth from across Louisiana stood up to tobacco companies who continue to target those under age at the Capitol building today.

    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 using tobacco, according to the 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS). Additionally, across our state anyone under the age of 18 can purchase electronic nicotine devices because they are not regulated. In fact, there has been an increase in the sale, advertisement and marketing of the electronic nicotine devices to youth in particular.

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  • $600,000 in Community Advocacy Grants Available From The Louisiana Campaign For Tobacco-Free Living

    The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) recently announced the availability of up to $600,000 in Community Advocacy Grants (CAGs) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2015.

    TFL CAGs, along with other TFL program elements, play an important role in changing community norms around tobacco use and perceptions of the tobacco industry.  In order to promote smoke-free policies and decrease other tobacco use in Louisiana, these grants have been designed to reach key priority populations while assisting in the implementation of effective and evidence-based practices in tobacco prevention and control.

    The TFL CAGs are available for nonprofit agencies, organized groups, 2- and 4-year colleges/universities and/or coalitions throughout Louisiana that have experience with youth advocates and teen councils, reducing health disparities, and Louisiana college and universities. The application is located on the TFL website, www.tobaccofreeliving.org, and submissions are due by 3 p.m. on March 12, 2014.

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  • 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon Generalís Report on Smoking and Health, New Report Released

    January 11, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. The 1964 landmark report, released by Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, was the first federal government report linking smoking and ill health, including lung cancer and heart disease. This scientifically rigorous report laid the foundation for tobacco control efforts in the United States.

    In the last 50 years, 31 Surgeon General’s Reports have been released, increasing our understanding of the devastating health and financial burdens caused by tobacco use. We now know that smoking causes a host of cancers and other illnesses and is still the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing 443,000 people each year.

    In 2014, we highlight half a century of progress in tobacco control and prevention, present new data on the health consequences of tobacco use, and introduce initiatives that can potentially end the tobacco use epidemic in the United States in the 32rd Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress.

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