Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County

Aspiring to be a tobacco-free porter county

The Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County (TEPCPC) was organized with the support of Smokefree Indiana and Valparaiso University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, and funded through a grant from the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission. Learn more by visiting the About Us page!

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The Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County (TEPCPC) is dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life for citizens by reducing tobacco use and eliminating health disparities related to tobacco use by protecting residents from secondhand smoke; preventing and reducing youth tobacco use and access to tobacco products; and improving and promoting cessation services to assist smokers in quitting.

Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County

The TEPC offers tobacco prevention and cessation educational programs and services with an emphasis on:

  • Middle & High School students, employees, and parents
  • Porter County VOICE  
  • Support community efforts to counter tobacco point-of-sale strategies.
  • Tobacco-Free Worksites for employers & employees.
  • Multi-Unit Housing outreach, assistance & smoke-free policy development & implementation.
  • Indiana Tobacco Quitline (ITQL) – 1-800-QUIT-NOW
  • Coalition Building – TEPC monthly meetings 
  • Work with Priority Populations

For specific information on how the Coalition provides this emphasis, visit our About Us page.

January 18
All Day
VOICE Day at the Statehouse
Our VOICE youth will be joining with VOICE groups across the state to talk to local and state level legislators. Check out how it goes on our Instagram @PorterCountyVOICE
February 8
Monthly Coalition Meeting
Our monthly coalition meeting will occur on February 8th from 10am-11am via zoom. All are welcome to attend! Email for more information.
March 8
All Day
Legislation Day at the Statehouse
Join us at the Statehouse! We want give a voice to the stories that we know will change our laws and lives for the better. If you have a story to share or are interested in this event, please email director Carrie Higgins for more information: