TOBACCO PREVENTION & CESSATION

 

ILI is committed to improving the health of the Indiana Latino community. ILI’s health program focuses on the following priority areas in tobacco prevention and cessation:

 

DECREASE YOUTH TOBACCO USE RATES

Middle & High School Prevention
ILI educates middle and high school communities about various tobacco issues and professional cessation services through messaging (e-newsletters, articles, fact sheets, etc.), school staff trainings, and parent group information sessions.
 
Youth Empowerment – VOICE
ILI recruits a core team of youth to lead VOICE branded initiatives in their community. The ILI Action Squad engages in youth empowerment and engagement opportunities, educating their peers on tobacco-related issues to increase community activism and support community change.
 
Point-of-Sale
ILI conducts youth and adult-focused education on how tobacco products are priced and marketed to target teens and the impact of tobacco promotion at the point-of-sale. In addition, ILI participates in the Standardized Tobacco Assessment for Retail Settings (STARS) survey to college county-level data on tobacco products and point-of-sale advertising in retail establishments.

 

INCREASE THE PROPORTION OF HOOSIERS NOT EXPOSED TO SECONDHAND SMOKE

Tobacco-Free Worksites
ILI works and advocates for the proportion of local and/or statewide comprehensive smoke-free air ordinances for worksites.
Breathe Easy Indiana
 
Tobacco-Free Schools
ILI works and advocates for the proportion of school districts with comprehensive tobacco-free campuses.
Vape Free Indiana
 
Multi-Unit Housing
ILI works and advocates for the proportion of comprehensive smoke-free policies in multi-unit housing, including public housing and market rate multi-resident buildings.
Smoke Free Housing

 

DECREASE ADULT SMOKING RATES

Indiana Tobacco Quitline
ILI conducts outreach with healthcare providers, organizations, and employers to increase the utilization of the Indiana Tobacco Quitline throughout the state.
Quitline Referral
 
Employers
ILI works and advocates for tobacco cessation benefits provided by employers and tobacco-free grounds policies.
Quit Now Indiana

 

MAINTAIN A STATE AND LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY TO LOWER TOBACCO USE RATES

Coalition & Priority Populations
ILI participates local and statewide coalitions, conducting ongoing coalition development and recruitment activities with a focus on outreach to organizations that serve the Latino community to fill coalition gaps.
Smoke Free Indy
 
Tobacco-Free Families
ILI trains staff at Head Start Centers and alternative family settings on the education program Breathe: Healthy Steps to Living Tobacco Free.
Breathe Curriculum
 

 

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