This grant supports a two-day conference designed to bring together leaders of the four states (California, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Oregon) that were the first to successfully pass tobacco tax initiatives, creating statewide tobacco control programs. Approximately 12 leaders from each state, representing their respective coalitions, government agencies, and other groups, will: (1) identify common themes among the states about what has and has not worked; (2) form an advisory panel of national public health experts to help critique the evidence and develop a consensus of what has worked programmatically and politically in building effective tobacco control programs; (3) commission state-of-the-art papers on each issue; and (4) produce and disseminate a written monograph with guidelines that contain priority-ranked recommendations for current and future states. This project will develop an analysis to define what works and does not work in the process of creating statewide tobacco control programs after passing a tobacco tax initiative.
Amount Awarded $190,009.00
Awarded on: 5/22/1997
Time frame: 6/1/1997 - 3/31/1999
Grant Number: 31814