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    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

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DSHS-funded coalitions serve as the local representatives for tobacco control initiatives in their communities. They support tobacco prevention and control media efforts, education, and outreach. They also disseminate information to the public and provide local community support.

Coalitions imageAngelina County | The Coalition Inc.Infographic

Brazos County| Brazos Valley CouncilInfographic

Ellis County| Drug Prevention Resources, Inc. - Infographic

Galveston County | The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Infographic

Hidalgo County | Behavioral Health Solutions - Infographic

Wichita Falls County | Wichita Falls Public Health DistrictInfographic

Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch Funded Coalition Areas TX FY18

Peers Against Tobacco 

Peers Against Tobacco is a system-level, multi-component tobacco prevention program for colleges and universities in the state of Texas. Established in 2014, the goal of the program is to reduce the use of tobacco and alternative tobacco products (e.g., electronic cigarettes, hookah) among college and university students, and ultimately, to change the overall tobacco landscape among Texas colleges and universities.


The Statewide Youth Advisory Board, also known as Teen Ambassadors, was established in 2000 and is comprised of 15-25 high school students from across Texas. Teen Ambassadors provide guidance on the statewide youth movement (SAY WHAT!) and are leaders in their community and throughout the state. They educate peers, adults, and stakeholder on the harmful effects of tobacco use. 
SAY WHAT! stands for Students, Adults, and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco! Created in 2011, it is the statewide youth tobacco use prevention movement in Texas. This movement connects youth and adults working towards reducing tobacco use in Texas. As of July 2018, the SAY WHAT! program has reached over one million youth through statewide efforts, such as Regional Action Summits, Annual Youth Tobacco Prevention Conferences, and mini-grants kits. 

Last updated August 7, 2018