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Louisiana Tobacco Control Initiative

The Louisiana Tobacco Control Initiative (TCI) offers comprehensive cessation services to health care systems, providers and patients throughout the state. TCI’s goal is to use systems change interventions to implement and evaluate sustainable evidenced-based tobacco cessation services that are both appropriate and acceptable to patients.

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists facilitate TCI cessation services for patients, including:
  • Individual and Group Behavioral Counseling
  • Cessation Medication
  • Quitline Referral
  • Enrollment for Smoking Cessation Trust Benefits
  • Self-Help Material

TCI currently services the following areas/hospitals:

Baton Rouge
LSU Health Baton Rouge
Nakesha A. Latiker, B.S.,CTTS,, (225) 358-2320

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital
Debby Durapau, M.S.,CTTS,, (985) 730-7166

LSU Lallie Kemp Medical Center
Debby Durapau, M.S.,CTTS,, (985) 878-1362

University Hospital and Clinics
Nakesha A. Latiker, B.S.,CTTS,, (337) 261-8541

Lake Charles
Walter O. Moss Memorial Health Clinic
JoAnn Brooks, M.A., CTTS,, (337) 480-8308

University Health-Conway
Betty Henry- McFarland, M.A.,CTTS,, (318) 330-7757

New Orleans
University Medical Center
Lucretia Young, M.A.,CTTS,, (504) 702-5178

University Health-Shreveport
Betty Henry- McFarland, M.A.,CTTS,, (318) 626-0090

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