Community Tobacco Prevention and Control Toolkit

Best Practices for Community Coalitions

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in Texas. Smoking-related illnesses cause more deaths than alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, suicides, homicides, driving while intoxicated, and fire – combined.

To eliminate tobacco-related heath disparities, a community coalition must first identify the disparities as well as the community assets that can be used to address them. A comprehensive and strategic plan to address tobacco-related health disparities should include the following steps. To access the toolkit pdfs please click on each corresponding link below: 


Last updated June 8, 2017