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Louisiana Teens Encouraged To “Take Down Tobacco” By Participating In Video Contest

To celebrate Take Down Tobacco Day on April 1, 2021, a national day of action that empowers people to stand up and speak out against the tobacco industry, the Louisiana Public Health Institute and The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living are hosting the Next Era Take Down Tobacco Day Video Contest.

Louisiana high school students can submit a :30 second to two-minute-long video explaining why Louisiana needs to take a stand against the vaping and tobacco industries. Participants can choose their own topic but are encouraged to focus on the dangers of vaping and/or tobacco use, nicotine addiction, how to quit vaping and/or using tobacco products, or how tobacco/vaping negatively affects our state. Selected videos will earn a $500, $200, or $100 stipend.

Videos will be judged on their ability to engage and inspire others, creativity, the clarity of the Take Down Tobacco Day theme and message, and video quality. Submissions must be sent in a .MOV or .MP4 format by 11:59 p.m. on March 28, 2021, along with a completed entry form and consent form. Videos and paperwork can be sent directly to or via DropBox or WeTransfer.

The full contest rules and details are available at