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Healthcare Professionals

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Non-smoking Students

For Healthcare >

Tobacco use is a danger that increases patients’ risk for a multitude of chronic diseases, as well as costly readmission visits to the hospital with complications. We promote  a variety of workflow resources that can incorporate referral to the Texas Quitline, free tobacco cessation support for to all Texans.

Texas Quitline Mobile App for Android and Apple.

eTobacco Protocol

Fax Referral Form (Clinical)

Fax Referral Form (Public Housing)

For Communities >

The University of Texas at Austin has worked collaboratively with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs since 2000.  We provide evaluation support for DSHS funded community coalitions and  resources for community health workers to support for tobacco users who want to quit.

Fact Sheet

SayWhat?

Texas Tobacco-free Ordinance Database

For Higher Ed >

Nearly one-third of all college students use tobacco products, thus tobacco prevention and cessation efforts specific to college students are needed. The College Tobacco Project is a system-level, multi-component approach to help decrease the use of all tobacco products among college students.

Peers against Tobacco Outreach materials

Texas College Tobacco Policy Database

Policy Implementation Guide

Tobacco 101

Popular Resources

E-Tobacco Protocol

electronic tobacco cessation referral tool integrated into electronic medical records (EMRs)

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Quitline Mobile App

for Android or Apple

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COVID-19 has increased stress for all of us but it is important to continue encouraging patients, community members, family and friend to quit using tobacco (or vaping)  and to stay quit, since tobacco use increases the risk of complications from the virus. Click here for information about tobacco and COVID-19 and quitting resources. 

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The Truth About Tobacco and COVID-19

The effects of tobacco use on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems make smokers and vapers more susceptible to negative health outcomes related to COVID-19. COVID-19 patients with weakened hearts and lungs are at increased risk for serious complications and death.  –  World Health Organization 


Yes, QUIT!

The Texas Quitline offers online and telephone counseling service in English and Spanish, supported by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Visit www.yesquit.org, or call 877-YESQUIT


DSHS Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

The DSHS Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch (TPCB) is determined to reduce the toll of tobacco on the health, safety, and well-being of Texans. TPCB promotes, supports and coordinates comprehensive tobacco prevention and control efforts across the state of Texas. Visit TPCB


CDC: Smoking & Tobacco Use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners promote tobacco control interventions, including actions to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco, smoke-free environments, programs to help tobacco users quit, and steps to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities in different population groups. Visit CDC.