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.Under this grant, the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago will provide leadership on behalf of the Illinois Coalition Against Tobacco to: (1) expand staff membership of the Coalition, particularly minority representation; (2) start a tobacco policy center; (3) provide a public education component designed to discourage tobacco use; and (4) improve prevention and treatment capacity. Illinois also plans to increase tobacco taxes using a strategy modeled after that of Michigan that links tobacco tax increases with education financing reform and property tax relief. Substantial in-kind and hard-to-match funds will complement the activities of the Foundation's program.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 $1,000,000.00

Awarded on: 7/28/1994

Time frame: 8/1/1994 - 12/31/1998

Grant Number: 24458


American Heart Association, Inc., Midwest Affiliate

208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900
Chicago, 60604-1197


Donna M. Scrutchins
Project Director