Statewide Strategic Plan for Tobacco Prevention. New Directions for 2009-2013. Background. Background. Background. Economic Cost. In 1998/1999, Texas Smoking-Attributable Costs = $10.09 billion Direct Medical expenditures - $4.55 billion Lost Productivity costs - $5.54 billion
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New Directions for 2009-2013
Reducing tobacco use requires a comprehensive & sustained approach. Gains in Harris County regressed as resources/efforts were reduced.
Heart Attack Deaths Decline 3 Times Faster in County with Anti-Tobacco Campaign
Texas: 254 counties/PSU clusters
Division for Mental Health and
Substance Abuse Services
Phil Huang, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Chronic Disease Prevention Branch
Division of Prevention and Preparedness