Are you concerned about new tobacco products like electronic cigarettes? Tired of seeing cigarette butts everywhere you look? Worried about tobacco companies targeting our children with their deadly, addictive products? You've come to the right place! The Tobacco Education Coalition (TEC) is an advocacy group that promotes a tobacco-free lifestyle and environment. The Coalition was formed in 1985 and is funded by Propositions 99 and 56 (sales taxes on cigarettes) and staffed by the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency. The Coalition consists of community organizations, health professionals, youth advocates, concerned residents, environmentalists and others who want to live in a tobacco and smoke-free community!
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New Member Handbook - Web Links
NEW Tobacco 21 Law
2017-2021 Program Objectives - Coalition Fact Sheet
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Surgeon General's 2016 Report on E-Cigarettes
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City of Santa Cruz Smoking Ordinance
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The Coalition meets 6 times per year on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The 2018 dates are: January 17, March 21, May 16, July 18, September 19 and November 14. Call 454-5412 for meeting locations.
If you want to make a complaint about a smoking violation inside a building, call (831) 454-4319 or fill out this form and click the email button on the bottom to email or fax the completed form to 454-5048.
Tobacco Education Program
P.O. Box 962
Santa Cruz, CA 95061