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Tobacco Prevention & Control Program. DSHS Fall Meeting Prevention Resource Centers Synar Training September 28, 2011. Tobacco Prevention in Texas. 254 Counties 24.3 million people 6.7 million young people under the age of 18 1289 School Districts 1.2 million HS Students

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Tobacco prevention control program

Tobacco Prevention & Control Program

DSHS Fall Meeting

Prevention Resource Centers

Synar Training

September 28, 2011


Tobacco prevention in texas
Tobacco Prevention in Texas

  • 254 Counties

  • 24.3 million people

  • 6.7 million young people

    under the age of 18

  • 1289 School Districts

  • 1.2 million HS Students

  • 980,000 MS Students


Youth tobacco use
Youth Tobacco Use

Lifetime and Past-Month Tobacco Use - G7 – 12

Texas School Survey (1990 – 2010)



Synar rates youth tobacco use
Synar Rates Youth Tobacco Use


Availability of tobacco products 2010 youth tobacco survey
Availability of Tobacco Products 2010 Youth Tobacco Survey

  • How easy is it for people your age to obtain tobacco products in your community?

    Middle School High School

  • Very easy 13.9 33.6

  • Easy 16.9 28.9

  • Difficult 4.0 3.6

  • Very difficult 2.2 1.3

  • Don’t know 62.9 32.4


Tobacco prevention and control fy12 budget
Tobacco Prevention and Control FY12 Budget

  • FY11: $15,288,932 Total Budget Available

    • General Revenue

    • Tobacco Settlement

    • ARRA

    • CDC Cooperative Agreement

    • Comptroller’s Interagency Contract

  • FY12: $7,345,379

    • Tobacco Settlement

    • CDC Cooperative Agreement


Substance abuse prevention funding for tobacco prevention
Substance Abuse Prevention Funding for Tobacco Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Funds $42.5 M for Prevention

  • Prevention Resource Centers $239,000 Tobacco

  • Youth Prevention Programs: $3.6 Tobacco


Reducing minors access to tobacco
Reducing Minors’ Access to Tobacco

Comptroller’s Office Enforcement Program Zeroed Out

  • FY12 ONLY 88 Local Law Enforcement Agencies

    DSHS: Tobacco Enforcement Program $1M

  • FY 12/13 Strategy to fund Local Law Enforcement only

  • Tobacco Hotline: Report Violations at 1-800-345-8647

  • Web Training for Local Law Enforcement

  • Media

    DSHS: Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program

    DSHS: FDA State Enforcement Contract $1

    .texastobaccolaw.org


Tobacco prevention education
Tobacco Prevention Education

Eliminated: Texas Education Agency Interagency Contract

Tobacco Prevention Education in Grades 4 – 12

  • 2010-2011school year

    • 628 School Districts

    • 15,230 Teachers

    • 450,920 Students Served


Prevention education
Prevention Education

Eliminated: Smokeless Tobacco Prevention

Smokeless Prevention in rural counties

  • Year Prior to 2011 Synar Survey

    • 18,957 youth received SOS curriculum

    • 31,393 students receiving smokeless tobacco prevention materials

    • 608,842 youth reached through media


Youth engagement say what
Youth Engagement“Say What!”

  • Teen Ambassadors

    • 20 Teen Ambassadors

    • 7 College Age Consultants

  • Youth Leadership

    • Statewide Teen Leadership Summit

    • 11 Regional Youth Summits

    • Texas Tobacco-Free Kids Day

  • “Say What!” Mini Grants

    • Local School and Community Groups


Tobacco cessation
Tobacco Cessation

  • Texas Quitline Funding Reduced by 39%

    • Counseling Services

      • TPCC Target Communities

      • Uninsured

      • Pregnant Women

      • Medicaid

    • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (free)

      • Uninsured

      • Pregnant Women

    • Web –Only Statewide


Comprehensive coalitions
Comprehensive Coalitions

Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalitions

  • Funding Reduced by 35%

  • 5 TPCC Target Communities

    • Ft Bend County

    • Travis County

    • Bexar County

    • Lubbock and Surrounding Counties

    • Smith and Gregg Counties

  • Comprehensive Interventions

  • Quitline (limited services)

  • Media

  • Surveillance and Evaluation


Health communiciations
Health Communiciations

Media Campaign Reduced by 45%

  • Target TPCC Communities

  • Focus on Prevention

  • “Enforcing Is Easy”

    • Synar Targets


Collaboration
Collaboration

Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

  • $42M Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant

  • National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Policies (NREPP) Evidence-based Curricula

  • 500 School Districts

  • Year Prior to 2011 Synar Report: 317,399 Youth Received Education


Collaboration1
Collaboration

Tar Wars

  • Hady Hernandez -- Texas

  • 2011 National Contest 3rd Place Winner

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

  • Education and Poster Contest for 4th and 5th Graders


  • Natural fit tobacco use substance use prevention
    Natural FitTobacco Use/Substance Use Prevention

    • Tobacco use and other substance use are highly correlated

      • Same target population

      • Same modifiable risk and protective factors

    • Similar strategies can be used to address the prevention of both tobacco use and other drug use


    Same target population
    Same Target Population

    Trends in Lifetime Use of Selected Substances:

    All Grades 7-12, 1988-2010

    Texas School Survey 1988 to 2010


    Fda state enforcement contract 1 million over three years
    FDA State Enforcement Contract$1 Million over Three Years

    Contract with Texas School Safety Center

    • Inspections by FDA Commissioned Officers

      • Undercover Buys

      • Advertising and Labeling Inspections

    • Targeting High Risk Areas

      • Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

      • Close Proximity to High Concentration of Youth (schools, recreation centers)

    • Reporting


    Family smoking prevention and tobacco control act
    Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

    • Tobacco Control Act June 2009

      • Regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products

        • Regulating tobacco products to protect the public health

        • Reduce Tobacco Use by Minors

    • Report Complaints

      • 1-877-CTP-1373



    Targeted prc retailer education
    Targeted PRC Retailer Education

    • Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

    • Areas of High Rates of Youth

    • Tobacco Use

    • Areas Where Youth Report Easy Access

    • Close Proximity to Schools

    • Lower SES


    Questions
    QUESTIONS?

    COMMENTS?


    Contact information
    Contact Information

    Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

    Penny Harmonson, Manager

    [email protected]

    512-206-4794

    Barry Sharp, Program Coordinator

    [email protected]

    512-206-5873


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