The EndTobacco® Program calls for an unprecedented and sustained institutional commitment to leadership, investment and collaboration to advance evidence-based tobacco control as a core element of our mission.
- Reduce smoking in youths
- Reduce the proportion of nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke
- Increase counseling and smoking cessation attempts among current smokers
Under the banner of EndTobacco, MD Anderson:
- Targets public health actions which reduce tobacco related cancers
- Collaborates with leading organizations committed to ending tobacco as a public health priority
- Shares our multi-disciplinary expertise and our experience as researchers and practitioners
- Educates the public and health care professionals
- Extends research to make a measureable difference at a population level
- Accelerates translation of research findings to the real world
- Shares findings from our research, evidence-based programs and experiences
- Smoke Free Environments: Workplaces, multi-unit housing
- Tobacco Free Environments: Colleges, Universities and Ballparks
- Tobacco Free Hiring
- Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program: Training for providers and public health professionals
- Project TEACH ECHO: Learning community for providers and public health professionals
- This is Quitting: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is proud to partner with the Truth Initiative to offer This is Quitting (TIQ) to Texas young people ages 13-24.
- Youth Cessation Programs and Interventions: MD Anderson alongside 20 public health, medical and government organizations created a national repository of tools and resources for those seeking to help youth quit tobacco use. Through this webpage, parents, educators, healthcare professionals and others who work with young people can find the latest information, resources, and programs created specifically for youth tobacco cessation.
- ASPIRE: Middle and High School Online Education Program
- Catch My Breath: Evidence-based E-Cigarette Prevention Program for grades 5-12
- Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative: Through The University of Texas System Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative, we aim to tackle tobacco use within the respective institutions through dedicated efforts across a range of domains - policy, education and clinical service delivery - to ensure successful prevention and treatment. The collaborative consists of leadership from all 14 UT health and academic institutions, and has expanded to include other colleges and universities; as well as working closely with tobacco control partners. This initiative touches more than 221,000 students, 100,000 staff and faculty members and 199,000 individuals covered under the UT System's Select insurance plan. Click here to view the initiative description.
Learn more about our efforts in policy, prevention and cessation.
Texas cities that prohibit smoking in public places
adult smokers in the U.S. begin smoking before age 18
deaths per year in the U.S. from secondhand smoke