Health Service Region 4 and 5N Tobacco Prevention and Control


The Office of Tobacco Prevention and Control serves as the state-based tobacco information resource center accessible to anyone in the State via a toll-free phone line and provides eight Regional Tobacco Coordinators to conduct FDA Compliance investigations within the region and coordinates training workshops for work sites, schools, health care providers, and community organizations designed to:

facilitate the implementation of non-smoking policies;

provide tobacco education resources; and

promote smoke-free indoor air.



On-going support to local communities and work sites in the development of non-smoking policies/ordinances is provided by the Regional staff. Activities to reduce tobacco use by youth and initiate tobacco prevention is provided through youth education and vendor compliance education.




Want to Quit?

Contact Persons:
Derrick Choice
Program Manager
(903) 533-5261

Lana Herriman
Regional Tobacco Coordinator

Dreka Strickland
Regional Tobacco Coordinator



Office Location:
Department of State Health Services
Health Service Region 4 and 5 North
2521 West Front Street
Tyler, Texas  75702

Main Telephone (903) 595-3585
Fax (903) 535-7576


Last updated March 02, 2015