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SUNO receives grant from TFL - 7/10/2014 -


Southern University New Orleans recently received a $15,000 Community Advocacy grant from the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL).

SUNO was among seven New Orleans area community organizations selected for the grants to promote smoke-free policies and decrease tobacco use in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. Also receiving grants were Delgado Community College - $15,000; Dillard University - $15,000; Healing Hearts - $12,690; University of New Orleans - $15,000; Warren Easton Charter High School - $18,000;  and Xavier University of Louisiana - $15,000.

The TFL grant funding will support tobacco prevention and control programs that facilitate youth empowerment, promote advocacy, and engage special populations -- including youth (ages 11-17) and college students (ages 18-24) that are disproportionately impacted by tobacco and secondhand smoke.

The Southern University System was the first college system in Louisiana to become tobacco-free. The SU Board of Supervisors, at its October 2011 meeting, approved a policy to make all campuses within the System 100 percent tobacco-free.

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living  is a statewide tobacco control program funded by a state excise tax on tobacco passed in 2002. TFL envisions a healthier Louisiana through 100 percent tobacco-free living.