Seventy-eight percent of Louisianans don’t smoke, and eight out of ten of those who do smoke want to quit. There’s no reason why we should still allow smoking indoors at bars and gaming facilities. And there’s only one reason why we still do: the tobacco and gaming industry gives money to your legislators to influence their votes.
The longer political contributions keep smoking in our public spaces, the longer Big Tobacco will keep making a killing off the people of Louisiana. We’re ready to fight for a smoke-free state. Are you?
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THE LOBBYIST PLAYLIST
Money in politics. Smoking in public spaces. That’s a tobacco lobbyist’s idea of harmony. This collection of songs seems right up their alley—the alley of paying to play, choosing profit over people's health and buying votes by the pack.Listen Now
I LIVE FOR THE MUSIC. THEY CUT OUR LIVES SHORT.
The culture of Louisiana is what makes it such a great place to live. And a big part of that culture is our musicians—we can hear them playing live in our local venues any day of the week.
But smoking is still allowed in most of the bars and gaming facilities where bands play, so our musicians are forced to breathe in secondhand smoke while they work if they want to stay in Louisiana to try to earn their living.
Without our music, the culture of Louisiana wouldn't be the same. Tobacco lobby money shouldn’t matter more to our policy makers than the health, wellbeing and livelihood of our local musicians.Find Smoke-Free Music Venues