The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency staffs the Santa Cruz County Tobacco Education Coalition (TEC), an advocacy group that promotes a tobacco-free lifestyle and environment. The Coalition was formed in 1985 and is currently funded by Proposition 99, the sales tax on cigarettes. The Coalition consists of community organizations as well as concerned residents, ex-smokers, and people who have lost a loved one to smoking.
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The Coalition meets 4 times per year on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Call 454-5412 for meeting locations.
Tobacco Education Coalition
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