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[Louisiana] Poll: 70 percent of EBR voters in favor of extending workplace smoking ban

Local, state and national public health groups have released the results of polls that show 70 percent of East Baton Rouge Parish voters are in favor of extending the statewide smoke-free policy to all workplaces, including bars and casinos.
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, LA)
added Jan 27, 2016 06:17

[Louisiana] East Baton Rouge health care advocates lobbying for smoking ban in bars and casinos

A coalition of healthcare advocates, business owners and Baton Rouge residents plans to lobby the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council to outlaw smoking in bars and casinos, following the lead of New Orleans and cities across the nation. Launching Tuesd
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Jan 27, 2016 00:23

Cost of smoking highest in Louisiana

In Louisiana, which ranked the highest in the nation, WalletHub found that smoking would cost $1,232,159 per person over a lifetime and $24,160 per year.
Lafayette (LA) Daily Advertiser
added Jan 19, 2016 15:52

[Louisiana] LETTER: A resolution smokers should keep for life

the Smoking Cessation Trust — to benefit all Louisiana residents who smoked a cigarette before Sept. 1, 1988. Now, entering its fourth year of the program, the trust has registered more than 44,000 Louisianans...register at for the new sm
Thibodaux (LA) Daily Comet
added Dec 29, 2015 22:02

[Louisiana] James Gill: Tobacco settlement hasn't helped anti-smoking much

sickness and death result when politicians grab money from the anti-smoking pot. Cigarette companies, according to the public health coalition, have an annual marketing budget of $220 million in Louisiana, so, even if we were to spend at the rate recomme
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Dec 13, 2015 20:11

Report: Louisiana spends fraction of suggested amount on anti-smoking initiatives; overall efforts rated poor

“The tobacco companies are as relentless as ever in marketing their lethal products, so it is critical that Louisiana step up its efforts to protect our kids from tobacco addiction and help smokers quit,” Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for T
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Dec 9, 2015 16:51

[Louisiana] Smoker’s son accuses tobacco giant of wrongful death

According to the complaint, Norman was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine, and as a result developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases that led to her premature death on Nov. 5, 2014.
The Louisiana Record
added Dec 8, 2015 20:05

[Louisiana] Lawsuit: Amusement park gives isolated chimp cigarettes, soft drinks

An animal rights group is suing to get a chimpanzee named Candy out of an amusement park where, it says, she smokes cigarettes and is given soft drinks instead of water.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 24, 2015 19:36

[Louisiana] warner series: smoke-free new orleans

Join Truth Initiative on December 8 to learn how New Orleans took on secondhand smoke exposure by deeply involving its diverse citizens and explore how you can work with your communities to change local policy. Our panel discussion will highlight how div
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 20, 2015 17:59

[Louisiana] Lawsuit: Move isolated, cigarette-smoking chimp from amusement park

An animal rights group is suing to get a chimpanzee named Candy out of an amusement park where, it says, she smokes cigarettes and is given soft drinks instead of water. Candy is isolated in an inadequate cage at the Baton Rouge park, and should be move
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (
added Nov 19, 2015 18:17
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