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    • ‘Tis the Season! ‘Tis the season … to make sure we’re talking about alcohol with our kids College students are home for the holidays. High schoolers are finding themselves in empty houses while parents are at work or doing last-minute holiday shopping. Adults are feeling celebratory. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most ... Read more
    • Hidalgo County Sees Groundswell of Smoke Free Ordinances “Community buy-in.” That’s the phrase Gilda Bowen uses to describe the wave of comprehensive smoke-free ordinances recently passed in communities throughout the county. Bowen is the Tobacco Coordinator for the Hidalgo County Tobacco Prevention Cessation Coalition (TPCC). When the Hidalgo County TPCC formed in February of 2014, only one smoke-free ordinance had passed within the county. ... Read more

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    • Hidalgo County Sees Groundswell of Smoke Free Ordinances “Community buy-in.” That’s the phrase Gilda Bowen uses to describe the wave of comprehensive smoke-free ordinances recently passed in communities throughout the county. Bowen is the Tobacco Coordinator for the Hidalgo County Tobacco Prevention Cessation Coalition (TPCC). When the Hidalgo County TPCC formed in February of 2014, only one smoke-free ordinance had passed within the county. ... Read more
    • Drinking Alcohol Raises Cancer Risk Alcohol is a “definitive” risk factor for cancer, according to a statement released this month by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  According to ASCO, minimizing excessive exposure of alcohol has important implications for cancer prevention. In its statement, ASCO noted that alcohol consumption is causally associated with oropharyngeal (throat) and laryngeal (voicebox) cancer, esophageal ... Read more

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    Texans Standing Tall, Inc.Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 10:01am

    Now that San Antonio is the first city in the state to raise the age to 21 to purchase tobacco products, which city might be the next? What about Austin?

    http://www.kvue.com/news/local/mixed-reactions-to-san-antonios-ordinance-to-raise-tobacco-purchasing-age/507833144