Public Health Region 6-5 Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

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Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
5425 Polk Ave.
Suite 420 
Houston, TX 77023


The purpose of the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is to reduce the health and economic toll tobacco has placed on the citizens of Texas.


  • To eliminate exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
  • To promote tobacco use cessation among adults and youth
  • To prevent initiation of tobacco use by youth
  • To identify and eliminate disparities among diverse and special populations


  • Technical assistance to community organizations, schools, worksites, health professionals and law enforcement agencies on tobacco use prevention issues
  • A clearinghouse of information on tobacco use prevention issues
  • State-wide media campaign to educate Texans about the dangers of tobacco use and the Texas Tobacco Law
  • Assistance in conducting the Texas Youth Tobacco Survey which provides current data on youth tobacco use rates and trends

Free Information

  • Brochures and literature on various tobacco topics including cessation , environmental tobacco smoke, spit tobacco, cigars, youth, worksite policy development, school resources and multilingual resources
  • Quarterly Tobacco Information and Health Bulletin
  • Tobacco prevention ordinances and laws
  • Current research information and statistics

Promote Comprehensive Tobacco Prevention and Control Initiative through the following vehicles

  • Media
  • School programs
  • Community programs
  • Cessation
  • Enforcement

Help to foster a community environment that promotes tobacco prevention and control

  • Identify and enlist community partners
  • Participate in and support local coalitions
  • Promote and support tobacco prevention and control policies, ordinances and regulations
  • Promote tobacco prevention specific venues such as Red Ribbon Week, Great American Smokeout, Kick Butts Day, and World No Tobacco Day
  • Assess overall initiative for effectiveness through evaluation
  • Set the example for the community
  • Be the leader on the issue

Toll-free number for those who wish to request tobacco information or to report illegal tobacco sales to youth:  1-800-345-8647 


Department of State Health Services Tobacco Prevention and Control

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Last updated March 9, 2018