American Lung Association Receives $10,000 Smoke-Free Grant
The American Lung Association in South Carolina was recently awarded a Community Partnership Grant from the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative to address the impact of tobacco use in local communities.
The South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative provides Community Partnership Grants to coalitions and organizations to develop programs and activities designed to address the toll of tobacco use in their communities. This competitive funding opportunity provides awards to local community-based organizations that support the mission of the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative and are designed to invest in projects that address goals of the state plan, Ending the Epidemic: Plan for a Tobacco-Free South Carolina, 2015-2020.
“We look forward to educating our community on the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure,” said Margaret Ann Mabry, Development Manager at the American Lung Association in SC. “This grant will allow us to work toward the elimination of tobacco use in public indoor and outdoor areas including our communities’ beaches and parks.”
According to the 2014-2015 SC Adult Tobacco Survey, 19% of SC adults currently smoke cigarettes. Additionally, 22% of SC adults report being exposed to secondhand smoke in the workplace (Source: SC DHEC).