LetsBeTotallyClear.org is an affiliated program of The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI). The organization is proud to support WWOZ, whose dedication to preserving New Orleans and Louisiana music and culture mirrors LetsBeTotallyClear.org's commitment to protecting the health and livelihood of our musicians and cultural workers. By advocating for policies that protect all Louisiana workers from second-hand smoke exposure and promoting resources available to help tobacco users quit, we can reduce tobacco's toll on our state.
Prior to the enactment of The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act on January 1, 2007, Louisiana restaurants that allowed smoking had over eight times more indoor air pollution than they do today. Thanks to the state law, indoor air pollution levels in Louisiana restaurants are now 91% lower on average as compared to free-standing bars where smoking is still permitted. Establishments that continue to allow smoking indoors, generally speaking, have an indoor air quality rating defined as "hazardous" by the EPA.
Eighty-one percent of registered voters support The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act. LetsBeTotallyClear.org and its partners work with communities in advocating for local ordinances that protect all workers from secondhand smoke exposure. When Louisiana communities are ready to strengthen local smoke-free policies, LetsBeTotallyClear.org is committed to ensuring that their voices are heard. We all know New Orleans is one of the greatest cities on earth. One simple way that we can help preserve our culture while improving public health is by protecting all New Orleanians from exposure to secondhand smoke.