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.
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
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.