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Smoke-Free Texas Update

 

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There has been great progress in our smoke-free efforts in Lubbock!  On April 17th we had volunteers sign people into You’re the Cure at a booth during the Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Overton Hotel.  We had over sixty Lubbock residents sign our “I Support Smoke-Free for My Community” petition cards.  We will be handing these petition cards out to city council members in the upcoming weeks. 

The West Texas Smoke-Free Coalition chair Matthew Harris and his wife Carrie Harris volunteered their time to work our booth and attend our Go Red for Women Luncheon.  The event was very successful and motivated a lot of Lubbock residents to get involved with our smoke-free efforts.

Our very first Grassroots Action Team meeting in Wichita Falls took place on April 4th.  Our volunteers for this team consist of United Regional Medical Center employees, concerned citizens, doctors, musicians, and cancer survivors. 

Everyone in Wichita Falls has been working extra hard in getting You’re the Cure sign-ups.  Our next GAT meeting will take place sometime early this month.  We will also be meeting with all council members to discuss a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance. 

Want to get involved in your city?  Leave a comment below or email Brian.Bowser@heart.org

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