The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living works to implement and evaluate tobacco control initiatives that can reduce and prevent the use of tobacco, as well as eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.

We’re guided by best practices in tobacco control as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as successful tobacco control programs in effect nationwide.



  1. To prevent Louisiana’s youth from beginning to use tobacco
  2. To eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  3. To promote tobacco cessation
  4. To identify and eliminate cancer and other tobacco-related disparities
  5. To facilitate effective coordination of all tobacco control & prevention initiatives statewide



The Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) is a partner in Louisiana’s fight for tobacco-free living. By supporting a tobacco-free Louisiana, LCRC hopes to see the number of tobacco-related cancers in Louisiana will drop. Learn more about their efforts at LouisianaCancerCenter.org

Louisiana Public Health Institute

Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) is a non-profit organization and public health institute dedicated to ensuring all Louisianans have just and fair opportunities to be healthy and well. LPHI supports the whole health of all individuals to help build healthier communities and align action for health where we all live, learn, work, and play. Visit LPHI.org for more information.


Quit With Us, LA is a partnership between TFL and the Department of Health and Hospitals Tobacco Control Program (TCP).The Quit With Us, LA website provides tobacco users with important information and tips for quitting, and offers online resources and free cessation programs—all accessible from a single location. For more information visit QuitWithUsLA.org.


Smoking Cessation Trust offers FREE medications, group and individual counseling, and quitline coaching to help for Louisiana residents who started smoking cigarettes before September 1, 1988. Call 1.855.259.6346 or visit SmokingCessationTrust.org to enroll.



TFL is a member is the Tobacco-Free Louisiana Coalition. The Tobacco-Free Louisiana Coalition is a collection of organizations working to protect everyone in our state from the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use.

Earl N. Benjamin-Robinson Dr. HSc
504.301.9830 / ebenjamin-robinson@lphi.org

Shawna Shields, MPH
Associate Director
504.301.9808 / sshields@lphi.org

Liana Narcisse, MA
Manager, Communications
504.301.9853 / lnarcisse@lphi.org

Chrishelle Stipe, MPH
Cessation Manager
504.872.0754 / cstipe@lphi.org

Michelle C. Ozah, BSPH
Social and Health Disparities Coordinator
504.301.9842 / mozah@lphi.org

Kenyatta Royal, CHES
Youth Engagement Sr. Coordinator
504.301.9844 / kroyal@lphi.org

Trey Lewis
504.872.0755 / dlewis@lphi.org

Leslie Clay
Regional Manager, Region II
225.342.2001 / lclay@lphi.org

Rene’ Stansbury
Regional Manager, Region IV
337.262.5314 / rstansbury@lphi.org

Janice Ackley
Regional Manager, Region V
337.515.2615 / jackley@lphi.org

Jennifer Gilchrist, MSW
Regional Manager, Region VI
318.201.4083 / jgilchrist@lphi.org

Feamula R. Bradley, M.ed
Regional Manager, Region VII
318.402.3702 / fbradley@lphi.org

Jennifer Haneline, MSW, LCSW
Regional Manager, Region VIII
318.361.7235 / jhaneline@lphi.org

Jaime Bruins, CPP
Regional Manager, Region IX
985.974.7247 / jbruins@lphi.org

Kathleen Richard
Program Manager, Cultural & Hospitality
337.652.5780 / richard@lphi.org

Ed Trapido, ScD, FACE (Chair)
LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health

Dr. Elizabeth Fontham
LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health

Dr. Sarah Moody-Thomas
LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health

Dr. Takeisha Davis
New Orleans East Hospital

Dr. Kathleen Kennedy
Xavier University

Dr. John Couk
LSU Health Care Services

Catherine Levendis
Ochsner Health System

Dr. Valerie Fields
University of Louisiana Monroe

Dr. Robyn Merrick
Southern University System

Dr. Peter Fos
Dillard University

Aaron Hoffman, Ph. D
Tulane School of Tropical Medicine

Melissa Martin
Louisiana Department of Health; Office of Public Health, Well-Ahead Louisiana Program

Gregory Connolly, DMD, MPH
Professor of the Practice of Public Health
Director of the Tobacco Control Research Program
Harvard School of Public Health

K. Michael Cummings, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Scott J. Leischow, PhD
Co-Director, Cancer Prevention and Control, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Director, Health Equity Research Initiative, Office of Health Disparities Research
Mayo Clinic

William Robinson
Black Men’s Health Initiative

Karla Sneegas
Chief Branch Manager
U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Office on Smoking and Health

Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium

Louisiana Healthy Community Coalitions

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

American Lung Association

American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Ochsner Health System

Rapides Foundation

American Legacy Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health

Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Louisiana Cultural Healthcare Initiative

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office for Addictive Disorders

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Tobacco Control Program

Louisiana Higher Education Coalition

Louisiana Primary Care Association

Louisiana Rural Health Association

LSU Health Sciences Center Tobacco Control Initiative

Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation