THE MOVEMENT

OUR BELIEF

We are motivated by the belief that:

  • Everyone should have the right to breathe smoke-free air
  • No one should have to avoid a public place because smoking is allowed
  • Workers should never have to choose between their health and a paycheck

Though 78% of the people in Louisiana don't smoke, there is no statewide policy against smoking in our public spaces.

OUR APPROACH

We work with local municipalities, smoke-free advocates, business owners, employees, faith-based leaders, community stakeholders and others to advocate for smoke-free environments. The 2007 Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act extended smoke-free workplace protections to businesses like restaurants, but failed to include bars and gaming establishments.

We will continue to work tirelessly with coalitions and community leaders to close this gap statewide and establish smoke-free protections for EVERYONE in Louisiana.

Healthy, Smoke-Free Air in Louisiana

OUR CHALLENGE

Lobbyists influence legislatures to keep smoking legal in bars and casinos, even though secondhand smoke leads to numerous health issues, even death, and costs Louisiana $1.89 billion per year in healthcare costs.

Learn more about our efforts for state-wide legislation that would protect all Louisianians from secondhand smoke.

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Partnerships

Healthier Air for All relies on partnerships to educate on and advocate for smoke-free air.

In addition to local neighborhood, community and state partners, Healthier Air for All works with national organizations, such as the American Heart Association and American’s for Nonsmoker’s Rights. State and local partners include: Well-Ahead, Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition, the Louisiana Municipality Association and churches, schools, and clinics throughout the state. We are also a member of the Tobacco-free Louisiana Coalition.

Healthier Air for all is supported by the Louisiana Public Health Institute and the Louisiana Cancer Research Center via The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-free Living. In addition, our partner programs, Quit With Us, La. and Next Era also support some-free communities by providing resources for those who want to quit using tobacco products and providing tobacco education and prevention tips for Louisiana’s youth.

You can get involved too.