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 American Cancer Society, New England Division, has received a grant on behalf of the Rhode Island Health Coalition. The project's goals are to: (1) ensure continued, sustained funding for the state's tobacco control program and access to health programs that will provide coverage for treatment of tobacco cessation programs; (2) achieve at least a $.21 tobacco excise tax increase; and (3) educate the public in three to five communities to support local clean indoor air ordinances.
Amount Awarded $599,704.00
Awarded on: 5/14/2002
Time frame: 6/1/2002 - 5/31/2004
Grant Number: 45140