Public Health Region 6-5 Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

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Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
5425 Polk St
Suite 440 
Houston, TX 77023
713-767-3483
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Purpose

The purpose of the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is to reduce the toll of tobacco on the health, safety, and well-being of Texans.

Goals

  • To keep young Texans from ever starting tobacco use.
  • Supporting enforcement of tobacco laws.
  • Helping more Texans to quit smoking and stay smoke-free.
  • Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Reducing tobacco use among high-risk populations.
  • Developing and maintaining statewide capacity to support all of the above

Activities

  • Technical assistance and training to community organizations, schools, worksites, health professionals, and law enforcement agencies on tobacco use prevention and cessation.
  • A clearinghouse of information on tobacco use prevention issues.
  • Support Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalitions to prevent and reduce the harmful use of tobacco products in communities.

Free Information

  • Brochures and literature on various tobacco topics including cessation, secondhand smoke, smokeless tobacco, cigars, youth, worksite policy development, and school 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:

  • School programs
  • Community Programs
  • Coalitions
  • Cessation
  • Enforcement
  • Youth Programs

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 an example for the community

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

Link: 

Department of State Health Services Tobacco Prevention and Control


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Last updated February 24, 2021