|Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition (TPCC)|
|The Wichita County TPCC is a grant that has been charged with the duty of curbing tobacco use rates in Wichita County by 5% in 5 years. The grant offers many services and programs free of charge to the public.|
The TPCC targets youth in its tobacco prevention efforts. This is accomplished through an evidence base education program called Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU). This is a mentor/mentee program where TPCC staff teach youth to become leaders/mentors. These trained teens then go on to teach younger children within their school districts or nonprofit organizations.
The other area of focus for the TPCC is tobacco control; this is achieved through cessation and retail access programs. The grant currently offers the FreshStart smoking cessation program to any and all adults in the community free of charge. FreshStart is an evidence based smoking cessation program through the American Cancer Society. They are currently held once a month at the Wichita Falls/Wichita County Public Health District. Businesses or organizations can also make arrangements with our Health Educators, to have the program with a larger group.
For more information please contact the following:
Program Manager- Kim Donahue
This October the class will be held every Wednesday at Colonial Church.
October 5th- Session 1
October 12th- Session 2
October 19th- Session 3
October 26th- Session 4