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.This grant provides support to New Mexicans Concerned About Tobacco (NM-CAT) in order to concentrate efforts on three primary objectives: (1) strategically expand the coalition membership and enhance its organizational infrastructure; (2) increase the tobacco excise tax by $.50; and (3) enact a strong clean indoor air ordinance in Albuquerque, the largest city in the State. NM-CAT will work toward these objectives by: (1) recruiting key, targeted organizations for membership in the coalition; (2) developing effective working relationships with tribal governments; (3) developing and implementing grassroots policy initiatives that build upon the base of support developed during previous campaigns to prevent preemption and secure MSA funding for tobacco control; and (4) developing and implementing related media campaigns.
Amount Awarded $988,856.00
Awarded on: 5/18/2001
Time frame: 6/1/2001 - 9/30/2004
Grant Number: 41908