Facts and Tools

Tobacco kills

  • Tobacco kills, In fact, tobacco is the #1 cause of preventable death in Austin and Travis County. AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Tobacco use causes more deaths than AIDS, crack, heroin, cocaine, alcohol, car accidents, fire, suicide, and murder–combined. AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH
  • More than 1 in 6 adults in Travis County are still smoking or using tobacco. BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM, 2016

Smoking In Public Place Ordinance

The Smoking Ordinance prohibits smoking in most public places and work places unless listed as an exception in the Smoking Ordinance.

Learn more about Austin’s Smoking In Public Places Ordinance (SIPPO) here.