Quitting Smoking

Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

We help Texans quit tobacco and live healthier lives.

Learn More

About the Program

The Texas Tobacco Prevention and Control Program aims to reduce the toll of tobacco use on the health, safety, and well-being of all Texans.


  • Prevent tobacco use initiation among youth and young adults.
  • Promote quitting among youth and adults.
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Reduce and eliminate tobacco-related disparities among population groups.
  • Develop and maintain statewide capacity to support a sustainable tobacco prevention and control program.

Best Practices

The Texas Tobacco Prevention and Control Program follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program, which is an evidence-based guide that helps states plan and establish comprehensive, sustained, and accountable tobacco control programs through five overarching components:

  • State and Community Interventions
  • Mass-Reach Health Communication Interventions
  • Cessation Interventions
  • Surveillance and Evaluation
  • Infrastructure, Administration, and Management

Mailing Address

Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
PO Box 149347
Mail Code 1965
Austin, TX 78714
United States

Contact person
Jennifer Hasty

Contact person
Patricia Rivera (Interim)

Contact person
Lana Herriman

Contact person
Julian Laude

Contact person
Francesca Austin-Campbell

Contact person
Rick Meza

Contact person
Nadia Martinez

Contact person
Adie Ochoa