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.

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

Jackson State University

Mississippi State Department of Health

Mississippi State Medical Association

Mississippi Nurses Association

Smokefree Air

The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi

Tobacco Free Kids

University of Southern Mississippi

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