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Live Vape Free

If you or someone you wants help to quit vaping, Next Era can help with that. Live Vape Free is a free texting program for Louisiana teens ages 13 to 17 who use e-cigarettes or vapes. The interactive program teaches skills that teens can use to quit vaping for good. “We’ve learned that rates of … Read More

Take Down Tobacco Day Winners

Recently Next Era held a state-wide video contest for Take Down Tobacco Day. Take Down Tobacco Day on April 1, 2021, a national day of action that empowers young people to stand up and speak out against the tobacco industry.  Louisiana students (ages 13-18) were asked to submit a :30 second to two-minute-long video explaining … Read More

Join Next Era By: Jayvyn Smothers

Hi! My name is Jayvyn Smothers and I am a Junior at Westgate High School for the 2020-2021 School Year. This is my second official year in Next Era and I am proud to say that I enjoy doing what it is that we do: taking the initiative to bring great change to our communities. … Read More

My Next Era Experience Thus Far By: Jayvyn Smothers

Greetings! I am Jayvyn Smothers, a Junior at Westgate High School for the 2020-2021 Academic School Year. I have been participating in Next Era for about two or three months now. Next Era is a group that works for the future generations on a plethora of controversial topics that bring a change to many communities … Read More

Next Era Virtual Day of Action By: Zachary Romero

I’m Zachary Romero, I’ve been a member of Next Era for 2 years now. I am currently a senior at Westgate HS. I hold the group and the initiative close to me for several reasons. Both my parents are smokers, and I see the struggle with addiction daily. From second-hand smoke, smelly cars, and hearing … Read More

A Healthier Louisiana By Zackari Rodgers

Initially, when I heard about the Healthier Louisiana Challenge, and that everyone had a chance to show off their talents to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, I immediately thought about making a video.  I enjoy editing sometimes and I’ve made several videos in the past, so this wasn’t going to be anything different in … Read More

LIVE VAPE-FREE

If you or someone you wants help to quit vaping, Next Era can help with that. Live Vape Free is a free texting program for Louisiana teens ages 13 to 17 who use e-cigarettes or vapes. The interactive program teaches skills that teens can use to quit vaping for good. “We’ve learned that rates of … Read More

Hanson High School Training

          On January 14, 2020, 7 students at Hanson High School in Franklin, LA, completed a six-hour training course to become members of the Next Era Program. Next Era is a statewide youth movement of The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL). Founded in 2017, Next Era teens across Louisiana are … Read More

Presenting Healthier Air for All to my Peers

Hi, my name is Hailey and I am a junior at Iowa High School in Iowa, Louisiana. This is my first year in Next Era and it has been a great learning experience! I have become more knowledgeable about the Healthier Air For All campaign and I show others that you can help change the … Read More