• Contact Us

    Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch
    DSHS Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section
    1100 West 49th Street, Mail Code 1965
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: 512-776-7111
    Fax: (512) 776-7555

    Send an email


Youth Tobacco Awareness Classes

Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program (TYTAP) provides awareness classes for minors. Find a class at https://vo.ras.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/login.do?header=true

  • Under Check License Status, click License Search,
  • Search by City or County for a Specific License Type,
  • Select Texas youth Tobacco Awareness Program from the dropdown menu for License Type, and click Next
  • For problems using the online search, please email plcu@dshs.texas.gov.
  • For additional information about TYTAP instructors, please email ytap@sph.tamhsc.edu


Report a Potential Federal Violation to the FDA

Notify the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP).

Report State Tobacco Law Violations

Notify the Texas Comptroller’s Tobacco Enforcement Program through the Texas E-Cigarette and Tobacco Hotline (anonymous).

Tobacco State Permits

Apply through the Texas Comptroller’s office at https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/support/tobacco/index.php

  • Search for Ap-193 to find the application with instructions.
  • For assistance, call 1-800-862-2260.

Last updated February 13, 2019