About Us: Galveston County Tobacco Task Force
Our mission: To prevent and reduce the illegal and harmful use
of tobacco products in Galveston County.
About the Task Force:
The Tobacco Prevention Task Force was formed in 2014 because the Galveston County Community Coalition recognized the need to address the public health impact and economic toll that tobacco use has on the Galveston County community.
The Task Force takes a comprehensive approach to reducing the negative effects of tobacco use through implementation of strategies to prevent tobacco use, enforcement of existing laws, and support for people who want to quit smoking. The Task Force is made up of committed individuals representing law enforcement, education, health care and mental health services, nonprofits, other concerned citizens, and youth.
We need you to help make Galveston County healthy and tobacco free!
Join us today!
Program Director Rusty Cockrell at 800-510-3111, extension 918.
BACODA is funded by TDSHS, United Way, fees for services, foundations, and donations.
1. Prevent tobacco use among youth.
2. Help those who want to quit
3. Reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.
4. Promote enforcement of existing federal, state, and local tobacco laws.
5. Reduce tobacco use among populations with the highest burden of tobacco-related health disparities
6. Support statewide capacity for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control.
DSHS Media Campaigns
We utilize innovative media campaigns, designed by EnviroMedia for the Texas Department of State Health Services, to spread tobacco-free messages to a variety of audiences across Galveston County. Keep an eye out for our messages!