This program offers help if you're ready to quit smoking or using tobacco. It can also support you in making lasting changes that promote tobacco-free living where you live, work, and play.

Live Tobacco-Free Austin

Live Tobacco-free Austin logo The  initiative is housed within Austin Public Health.  Its goal is to decrease tobacco use and the number of people exposed to second-hand smoke, and increase access to resources for those trying to quit tobacco.

— Visit the full site on the web at www.Live Tobacco Free, on Facebook and Twitter.

1115 Waiver Project: SmokefreeTXT

Significant gaps exist among resistant and hard-to-reach populations in our community. Teens and young adults are especially susceptible to social influences, advertising and marketing. SmokefreeTXT is a free mobile text messaging service for adults and young adults who are trying to quit smoking. The goal of the program is to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking, and stay quit.  The project uses a variety of strategies to reach this population.

Read more about progress made through the 1115 Waiver Project and Smokefree TXT in this PDF.

Tobacco-free Workplaces and Housing

There are many tobacco-free workplaces and housing located in Austin and Travis County.

Learn more: about tobacco-free workplaces.

Learn more: about smoke-free housing.

Free Help to Quit Tobacco

Just one cigarette can take 11 minutes from your life. Quit now and live healthier. 

When can you see the benefits of quitting?

  • 20 minutes tobacco-free:  Blood pressure and pulse rate drops; body temperature rises toward normal.
  • 12 hours tobacco-free: Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal; oxygen level rises to normal.

Learn more about the benefits of quitting tobacco, and how to get free help in this PDF.

  • SmokefreeTXT  is a free, six to eight week cessation program, depending on when you set your quit date. Users can enroll through
  • Texas Quitline offers free and confidential resources, such as nicotine patches, gums, or lozenges, to those who qualify.  Call 1-877-YES QUIT (1-877-937-7848) or visit
  • Nicotine Anonymous is a 12-step program to achieve abstinence from nicotine. Request a free Starter Kit at 1-877-879-6422 or email for local group meetings. Learn more at