Health Promotions Program
The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Health Promotions Program offers many programs and services to the community for a tobacco-free Wichita County. The Health Promotions Program is the sustainable piece from the Tobacco Prevention Control Coalition (TPCC) grant awarded by the Department of State Health Services in 2013.
Contact the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District for local resources at 940-761-7840.
The Wichita County Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition (WCTPCC) and Health Promotions Program work together to create a tobacco-free environment. The WCTPCC is driven by Executive Committee memberships of key prevention stakeholders in the community. The coalition meets every two months on the third Thursday. Please contact Amber Gilmore at 940-767-1182 to join or for more information.
Texas 21 is a coalition of organizations whose mission is to save lives by preventing tobacco use.
About 95% of smokers start before age 21. In Texas, 10,400 kids become daily smokers every year. And one-third of them will die prematurely as a result.
Raising the tobacco sale age to 21 is an effective strategy to fight tobacco use and it’s gaining momentum nationwide. Six states (California, Hawaii, Oregon, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Maine) have raised their tobacco sale ages to 21, along with at least 340 cities and counties across the country. Now there’s an effort underway to do the same in Texas. Let’s get it done.
TxSayWhatTexas youth named the movement Say What! – Students, Adults, and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco! Say What! has served as the official statewide youth tobacco prevention coalition since March 2011.Since then, efforts have focused on spreading the movement and reducing tobacco use across the state through local projects supported by Say What! resources. Say What! members connect, learn, share, and inspire others to make a positive difference in their schools and communities by utilizing member benefits, the Say What! Logo, and other graphics and resources to fit their needs!In addition, TxSSC created TxSayWhat.com and social media accounts @TxSayWhat to allow groups to share their projects, search for new ideas, and expand the network of participants across Texas and beyond!The Say What! movement is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through a contract with the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University.