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.