Tobacco

December 27, 2023
The annual Synar Report describes the progress Louisiana and other states have made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to reduce youth tobacco access rates as required by the federal Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26]. The law requires all states to have in effect a law making it unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18, and to conduct random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law. States are required to report this information annually to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
November 27, 2023
LDH was successful in completing 91.1% of its 45 goals and 92.5% of its 253 deliverables outlined in the FY 2023 LDH business plan titled "Invest: Teaming Up for a Stronger LDH and a Healthier Louisiana."
October 31, 2022
FY 2023 plan addresses preventative health, workforce expansion and diversification, transparency and accountability, and many more health issues facing Louisianans
February 23, 2022
Richard most recently served as the deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Community Preparedness and Health Protection in the Office of Public Health (OPH).
January 03, 2020
Vaping is not safe. That's why the Louisiana Department of Health is recommending people stop using all vaping products — especially those being sold on the street or that have had substances added after their manufacture.
June 25, 2014
The Louisiana Tobacco Control Program (LTCP) is a state program within the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Office of Public Health’s (OPH) Health Promotion Team.
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