Health Priorities, Initiatives & Programs

A Smoke Free Paso del Norte

The goal of A Smoke Free Paso del Norte is to eliminate tobacco smoking in the region. The initiative’s coordinated and comprehensive approach includes preventing the initiation of smoking among youth, promoting quitting among adults and young people, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and eliminating tobacco-related disparities among population groups. Tobacco smoking is associated with a range of diseases that affect every organ of the body and is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Program partners work on a range of prevention strategies including advocating for smoke- and tobacco-free organizational and municipal policies, monitoring the sales of tobacco products to minors, and educating youth about the risks of smoking.

Strategic Plan

Program Lead: Bianca De León

Affiliated Grants

2018 PA 2: Smoke Free & Shift Positive Collaborative

2015 SFI: The Collective Impact of Tobacco Control


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News

PDN Community Foundation Update: $3 Million Gift to advance the future of health education at TTUHSC El Paso

June 12, 2019

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), along with the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Rick and Ginger Francis, announced earlier this month a $3 million gift that will help drive the university toward a bright, impactful future.

Encouraged by TTUHSC El Paso’s success and…

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Upcoming Event

Paso del Norte Tobacco Control Network

Monday, June 10, 2019

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