Iintegration and implementation of an electronic tobacco cessation protocol appears useful for monitoring patient information as well as increasing referrals to the Quitline. Click here for more information.


A recent study presented at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health shared findings which indicate that prevention and intervention programs should focus on the use of multiple tobacco products, rather than cigarettes alone. Click here for more information.


For more information about other initiatives of the UT Tobacco Research & Evaluation Team contact us at uttobacco@austin.utexas.edu.


University of Texas Tobacco Prevention & Control Initiatives

Welcome to the UT Tobacco Research & Evaluation Team website.The Tobacco Research & Evaluation Team is involved in three types of initiatives on tobacco prevention and control; Research, Community Coalition Initiatives, and Healthcare Systems Change Initiatives. Data-based research and evaluation are key to producing evidence based programs that prevent and eliminate tobacco use. Research shows that tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Texas and the U.S.

  • Smoking related illnesses cause more deaths each year than alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, suicides, homicides, driving while intoxicated, and fire - combined.
  • Cigarette smoking affects every organ of the body and is the number one cause of cancer deaths among Texans.
  • Secondhand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease in non-smoking adults. In young children it increases the risk of developing asthma, middle ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia and cancer.

This website provides information and resources for the tobacco prevention and control initiatives we are involved in. Feel free to browse the pages and to contact Dr. Alexandra Loukas, Principal Investigator, or Dr. Shelley Karn, Project Manager, if you have any questions.