For media inquiries contact:
Carole Barasch
Manager-Communications & Community Development
Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department
Phone: 512-972-6468
Fax: 512-323-0302

“Tobacco-Attributable Mortality in Austin/Travis County,” white paper released by Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services, April 2011

The white paper details the methodology behind determining the number of deaths in Travis County in 2008 related to tobacco use. In 2008, approximately 570 deaths in Travis County were attributable to smoking. That is more than died from AIDS, crack, heroin, cocaine, alcohol, car accidents, fire, murder, and suicide—COMBINED.

“Austin/Travis County Health Department Kicks Off Live Tobacco-Free Campaign,” April 26, 2011