Health Service Region 11 Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

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Vision Statement:

To dramatically reduce the health and economic toll caused by tobacco use in Texas.

Objective:

Texas Department of State Health Services, Bureau of Chronic Disease and Tobacco Prevention (BCDTP) is responsible for facilitating a comprehensive approach to tobacco control by:
*Preventing the initiation of tobacco use among young people;
*Promoting quitting among young people and adults who use tobacco;
*Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke; and
*Identifying and eliminating disparities in diverse and special population groups.

Strategies by which these goals are achieved include: community outreach and health education interventions (including the strategic use of media, education and community mobilization); environmental and policy change; improvement of clinical preventive services for cessation; and surveillance and evaluation.

Activities:

  • BCDTP staff provides community education through media campaigns, coalitions, and community outreach efforts.
  • BCDTP staff provides educational seminars and trainings on tobacco-related topics.
  • BCDTP staff provides the dissemination of educational materials.
  • BCDTP staff provides a clearinghouse of information on Tobacco Prevention issues. Call toll-free: 1-800-345-8647.
Last updated February 23, 2011