If you answered "yes" to both questions,
then you are eligible for the program.
In late 2011, the judgment in a 14 year old class action lawsuit entitled Scott
v. American Tobacco Company became final. That judgment ordered certain tobacco
companies to fund a statewide 10-year smoking cessation program to benefit more
than 200,000 Louisiana smokers who are members of the plaintiff class (the "Scott
Class"). The recipient of the award was not a single nor group of individuals, but
a court-established and court-supervised smoking cessation program to benefit Louisiana
residents who began their smoking habit before September 1, 1988.
The tobacco companies have since deposited the funds with the Court and the Smoking
Cessation Trust ("SCT") has been established, all pursuant to the judgment.
If you are approved as a MEMBER of the SCOTT CLASS, SCT will arrange for you to
receive, at no cost to you, any of the following cessation services: cessation medications,
individual / group cessation counseling, telephone quit-line support, and/or Intensive
cessation support services. By using these services, evidence suggests that you
will increase the success rate of your attempts to stop smoking, and successfully
quit - for good!
TOBACCO USE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF PREVENTABLE DISEASE AND DEATH. Smoking can harm
your children, harm pregnant mothers unborn child, cause cancer, strokes, heart
disease, gum disease, oral cancer and cause fatal lung disease in non-smokers. SCT
is here to assist YOU in taking the first step to take back control of YOUR LIFE
from the nicotine addiction.
If you are currently a Louisiana resident, smoked a cigarette prior to September 1, 1988, and
desire to stop smoking cigarettes, APPLY FOR SCOTT CLASS MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
We'll notify you upon your approval for Membership in the Scott Class.
CLICK THE REGISTER TODAY button on this page & complete the Application for Benefits.
It's one page. It's easy. As our motto says, "GET HELP; QUIT SMOKING".
IMPORTANT: SCT values your input and would like to ask that you please complete the Quit Rate Survey so that we can measure the success of our program.