In 2015 approximately 264 billion cigarettes were sold in the U.S. and adults with mental illnesses smoked almost a third of them. This staggering trend represented a missed opportunity for Texas’ behavioral health centers to proactively address tobacco use with their clients. Taking Texas Tobacco Free (TTTF) was the perfect way to move the needle forward, providing assistance to local behavioral health centers across Texas looking to reverse this trend in one of our most vulnerable populations.
Original Air Date: February 7, 2017, 2:00-3:30pm EST
Presenters: Taking Texas Tobacco Free Project Leads Dr. Lorraine Reitzel, Dr. Cho Lam, Bryce Kyburz, and Timothy Stacey.