Tobacco Intervention Program
The Tobacco Intervention Program, located within the Southwest Institute for Addictive
Diseases, began in December of 1999 as an initiative to support the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center in reaching the goal of a tobacco-free environment. Initially,
the project was designed as a clinical service for all TTUHSC employees, students
and their family members who wanted assistance with quitting tobacco.
Recognizing that tobacco dependence is a chronic condition that requires repeated
clinical and systemic interventions, the initiative was expanded to include the Center
for Tobacco Prevention and Control. Likewise, the mission of the Tobacco Intervention
Program has evolved to provide clinical, training, teaching, and research foci at
the community, state and national levels.
As a service of the Southwest Institute for Addictive Diseases, the mission of the
Tobacco Intervention Program is to improve the life quality of those with nicotine
dependency and mental health needs through the provision of comprehensive behavioral
healthcare services, while concurrently providing opportunities for healthcare professions
training and research.