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 Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition, headed by the American Lung Association of Kansas will: (1) mobilize and expand Kansas' statewide coalition; (2) conduct a public education campaign with publications, media placements, counter advertising, a speaker's bureau, and a lending library; and (3) enhance the current prevention and cessation capacity, focusing particularly on African-Americans and teens. Plans for additional tobacco taxes will be designated for a special health fund for education and counter advertising, as well as to help alleviate anticipated state health funding shortfalls. The Kansas Foundation has pledged $300,000 of matching support for this effort.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 $873,265.00

Awarded on: 7/28/1994

Time frame: 8/1/1994 - 2/28/1999

Grant Number: 24459


American Lung Association of Kansas

4300 South West Drury Lane
Topeka, 66604-2419

Mary Jayne Hellebust
Project Director