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Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation

Updated July 2022

Educatonal Materials & Resources

  • MD Anderson Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of 25 sites accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) to provide a five-day class for individuals interested in becoming credentialed as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS). The program offers the highest quality tobacco treatment training, based on the most up to date evidence in tobacco cessation research and treatment strategies. We welcome participants from all health care disciplines and cultures.

    Our goal is to train interdisciplinary health care providers and public health professionals to become tobacco cessation champions for their organizations and communities

    Upcoming Trainings

    Please contact us at if you have any questions about the program or would like to be added to the participant waiting list for trainings.

    Audience Criteria

    This activity is intended for health care providers and behavioral health professionals, who counsel patients toward full cessation of tobacco and nicotine products.

    Scholarship Opportunity

    By way of a generous donation to the Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program from Mr. Ellis J. Williamson, a World War II Veteran and retired member of the Army Air Corps hailing from Gallatin, Texas (Cherokee County), scholarships will be available for the 2021 and 2022 trainings. To qualify, participants must provide tobacco and nicotine cessation services at either a U.S. Veterans Affairs Hospital/Medical Center in Texas or a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Northeast Texas region. To learn more information or inquire about eligibility for the scholarship, email

    For more information on the training, visit the website at

  • MD Anderson EndTobacco® Program

    The University of Texas MD Anderson EndTobacco® Program calls for an unprecedented and sustained institutional commitment to leadership, investment and collaboration to advance evidence-based tobacco control as a core element of our mission.

    EndTobacco is a program of the Cancer Prevention and Control Platform, within the Moon Shots Program™. We are targeting the tobacco epidemic through EndTobacco, with three major goals:

    • Reduce smoking in youths

    • Reduce the proportion of nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke

    • Increase counseling and smoking cessation attempts among current smokers

    • Reduce smoking in youths

    • Reduce the proportion of nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke

    • Increase counseling and smoking cessation attempts among current smokers

    For more information on the EndTobacco® Program, visit the website at

  • MD Anderson Print Materials - Tobacco and Lung Cancer

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center develops print materials on cancer prevention, screening and risk-reduction topics. To request materials for your organization, complete the online Community Services Request Form or call 713-792-3363. Note: Print material requests usually require two weeks notice. Quantities are limited to 50 per title. Downloadable PDFs are available on several topics at

    Tobacco and lung cancer prevention materials (PDF):

  • Be Well Communities™

    Be Well Communities™ is MD Anderson's place-based strategy for cancer prevention and control, working with communities to promote wellness and stop cancer before it starts. We unite individuals, schools, workplaces, government agencies, health care providers and policymakers to plan and carry out sustainable, community-led solutions that will make positive, long-lasting changes in people’s lives.

    Our team works collaboratively with residents and community-based organizations to implement evidence-based strategies that can reduce the risk of cancer with a focus on five key areas: healthy eating, active living, sun safety, tobacco-free living and preventive care.

    Be Well Communities is built on 100 years of healthy community initiative best practices, literature, and experience. The model centers on working with the community-based organizations to build their capacity to deliver and evaluate evidence-based interventions and ultimately empower them to lead and sustain the work.

  • Tobacco-Free Policy Toolkit for Institutions of Higher Education

    On behalf of the City of Houston/Harris County Community Transformation Initiative, the Comprehensive Cancer Control Tobacco Work Group at MD Anderson Cancer Center created a Houston/Harris County Tobacco Task Force (Task Force) to serve as a place for collaboration, resource development, and technical assistance to address tobacco use among college campus populations. The Houston Department of Health & Human Services received a planning award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to build capacity to support healthy lifestyles in Harris County. The award targets tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating, quality clinical and other preventive services, and social and emotional wellness.

    The work group was charged with lending their expertise to the development of a Tobacco Task Force Toolkit. The purpose of the Toolkit is to provide a coordinated strategic framework for institutions of higher education in Houston/Harris County to develop and or strengthen their current campus tobacco policy.

>Tobacco-Free Policy Toolkit for Institutions of Higher Education