SmokeLess States Program - Implementation

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.The purpose of this project is for Florida's Tobacco-Free coalition project headed by the American Cancer Society to: (1) reduce the number of children and youth who start using tobacco; (2) develop and implement a tobacco prevention and control media campaign designed to increase public knowledge of the consequences associated with tobacco use and to change attitudes about cigarette smoking; and (3) reduce smoking among Florida youth by developing or expanding five innovative prevention activities. The project will complement a Florida tobacco coalition effort to increase the state excise tax and secure long-range funding for a comprehensive tobacco prevention and control plan.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 $900,000.00

Awarded on: 7/28/1994

Time frame: 8/1/1994 - 7/31/1998

Grant Number: 24457


American Cancer Society, Inc., Florida Division, Inc.

3709 West Jetton Avenue
Tampa, 33629-5146

Marcia Nenno
Project Director