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
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.
Learn more about our efforts in policy, prevention and cessation.
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