Accumulating evidence shows that policies, such as increasing excise taxes on cigarettes, increasing the number of clean indoor air laws, and increasing access to cessation services, are effective in reducing the harm caused by tobacco use and exposure. For the past 17 years, the American Lung Association (ALA) has been producing the definitive state tobacco policy guide, State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI). In 2000, the SLATI project was expanded to include an online searchable database of all tobacco-related state laws to assist tobacco control advocates, researchers, media, and policy makers. In addition, ALA developed timely, accurate policy briefs on emerging tobacco policy issues to provide further guidance prior to policies becoming law. The purpose of this project is to expand the work previously done under the SLATI project to include timely policy analysis, trend tracking, and policy technical assistance. Project deliverables include: (1) production of an annual SLATI publication of all tobacco-related state laws; (2) maintenance of the online searchable SLATI database; (3) development and dissemination of tobacco trend alerts; (4) development and dissemination of tobacco issue policy briefs; (5) development and dissemination of a monthly online newsletter; and (6) coordination and facilitation of national policy strategy sessions.
Amount Awarded $150,000.00
Awarded on: 11/28/2005
Time frame: 1/1/2006 - 12/31/2008
Grant Number: 55427