Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
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Programs & Initiatives

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program Goals
  • Protecting Hoosiers from exposure to Secondhand Smoke
  • Promoting and Using Cessation Resources
  • Maintaining a State and Local infrastructure necessary to lower tobacco use rates
Outreach Programs - The African American Coalition against Tobacco (AACT)

The IBE African Americans against Tobacco Coalition (AATC) is a partnership of community organizations joined together to fight the ill effects of tobacco use on its citizens.

The mission of the African American Coalition against Tobacco is to help engage the African American Community in impactful work in regards to tobacco prevention, education and advocacy. It’s vision is to be a community advocate, promoter and resource for smoke free living for African Americans.

AACT Objectives
  • To decrease the use of tobacco products in the African American community and lessen its status as a social norm for African American youth
  • To increase awareness of health risks associated with tobacco use for the African American community specifically cancer heart disease and diabetics
  • To combat the intentional targeting of tobacco marketing on the African American community
Interested in becoming a member? Join us at our next meeting or e-mail Denise Murray


Indiana Black Expo, Inc. (IBE) has been a pillar of the African-American community for decades as a year-round, multifaceted community service organization with 12 chapters around the state of Indiana. IBE is known for its two major fund-raisers, Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit is governed by a board of directors comprised of individuals and community leaders from around the state of Indiana and employs a full time staff.



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