SmokeLess States Program - Capacity Building

The Foundation's SmokeLess States: National Tobacco Policy Initiative is a program that supports development and implementation of comprehensive statewide strategies to reduce tobacco use through education, treatment, and policy initiatives.Under this grant, the Kentucky Alliance to Control Tobacco In Our Neighborhoods (KY ACTION), with its lead agency The American Lung Association of Kentucky, would be used to support innovative research projects involving children and youth. In a collaborative effort with the Kentucky Department of Education and the University of Kentucky Center for Prevention Research, the Coalition plans to study the health and economic issues associated with children's use of tobacco products. This grant will enable KY ACTION to develop a state-specific database and gather information on the number of Kentucky children using tobacco products, children's accessibility to tobacco products across the state, and behavioral measures used to quantify the severity of nicotine dependence among children. The information gathered will provide coalition members with essential baseline data for planning, implementing, evaluating, and advocating for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control efforts across the state.This award was made with the understanding that no Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds would be used for lobbying of any kind.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $200,000.00

Awarded on: 7/28/1994

Time frame: 8/1/1994 - 9/30/1996

Grant Number: 24448


American Lung Association of Kentucky, Inc.

4100 Churchman Avenue
Louisville, 40215-1154


Lisa Montgomery
Project Director