The mission of Taking Texas Tobacco Free is to promote wellness among Texans by partnering with healthcare organizations to build capacity for system-wide, sustainable initiatives that will reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure among employees, consumers, and visitors.
TTTF Workplace Program
I, Twila Gilman, want to thank you for your interest, concern and thoughtfulness to want to help people that want to better their life, health and appearance by stop[ping] smoking. Your caring and generosity is making it possible for people like me that want to stop, but don’t have money to purchase the patch. I never thought I would ever want to stop smoking. The opportunity is here and I’m trying, thanks to you.
- Twila Gilman, Client
Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach
When we started the initiative, it was amazing how wrong we were as mental health professionals because many of us have been in this field a long time and we always assumed that our clients didn’t want to stop smoking because they couldn’t or if they did, their symptoms would get worse. We never thought to ask them, and once we realized our clients [were open to quitting] we really just asked them and they did not want to continue smoking. And once we became an instrument to help them, a lot of the clients were quite successful.