The SmokeLess States National Tobacco Policy Initiative is a private
sector effort that supports activities of statewide coalitions working
to improve the tobacco policy environment with the goal of reducing
tobacco use. The Initiative is a collaborative effort among the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy
devoted exclusively to health and health care; the American Medical
Association, the nation’s largest physician group; and statewide
coalitions receiving the grants.
In June 2001, Mississippi received a grant award from
the RWJ Foundation. Grant activities will occur during a three-year
period to establish programs that address clean indoor air policies.
The Alliance is comprised of organizations concerned about the health
impact of tobacco use on Mississippi’s society.