Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

E-Cigarette Outreach Program


This program was expanded in 2019 to include e-cigarette screening, prevention and treatment. Since e-cigarettes are the most common tobacco product used among youth, the goal of our e-cigarette project is to increase the proportion of pediatric patients who receive comprehensive tobacco prevention clinical services. In order to reach this goal, we will make structural changes to the electronic medical records at Harris Health to ensure that providers are screening adolescents for e-cigarette use and that those patients who use e-cigarettes are referred to the Texas Quitline and followed up with. We provide pediatrician-led educational sessions and patient/parent information on the history, dangers, screening, prevention and treatment of e-cigarette use. We have updated our education sessions to include the increased risks of COVID-19 complications among e-cigarette users. In addition to Harris Health System, we have partnered with TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries, Hope Clinic, San Jose Clinic and Legacy Community Health on this project.

Learn more about e-cigarettes.