Tobacco Minor Sting Operation in Polk County

The Coalition, Inc. has partnered with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department in an effort to prevent and reduce the harmful use of tobacco products in rural areas like East Texas, where tobacco-related health problems are more prevalent. Over the summer, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department targeted area businesses that sell tobacco. Out of the 38 businesses involved in the minor sting operation, only 5 sold tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to minors. The businesses that sold

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Lufkin Tobacco Minor Sting Operation

The Coalition, Inc. has partnered with the Angelina County Sheriff’s Department in an effort to prevent and reduce the harmful use of tobacco products in rural areas like East Texas, where tobacco-related health problems are more prevalent. Over the summer, the Angelina County Sheriff’s Department targeted area businesses that sell tobacco. Out of the 96 businesses involved in the minor sting operation, only 4 sold tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to minors. The businesses that sold

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Drug-Free All Star Substance Interest Workgroups

On September 24th, 2019, Texans Standing Tall trained the Drug-Free All Stars on how youth can engage in media advocacy efforts to reduce the use of drugs, alcohol, and nicotine products as a part of a larger movement to shape a healthier future in Texas. The training encouraged students to collaborate and work together to use different mediums of media to promote their prevention message. Texans Standing Tall worked with the All Stars to make

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Drug-Free All Stars 2019-2020

he Coalition would like to announce the new group of Drug-Free All Stars for this year. The Drug-Free All Stars are a group of high school seniors from Angelina County who are hand selected to serve as role models for their community by living a tobacco, drug, and alcohol-free lifestyle. Drug-Free All Stars are active throughout the school year by volunteering their time in the community promoting a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. The All Stars

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Angelina County Youth Receive the 2019 Say What! Youth Group Award

Angelina County Youth recently received the 2019 Say What! Youth Group Award when they attended the Say What! conference in San Marcos, Texas to learn more about youth leadership and tobacco prevention.  Say What! stands for Students, Adults and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco and is a state-wide movement with the goal of unifying the youth of Texas under the common goal of making Texans healthier regarding tobacco use. The youth group award is given

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Diboll High School Youth Attend SAY WHAT! Conference

Six Diboll High School students recently attended the Say What! conference in San Marcos, Texas to learn more about youth leadership and tobacco prevention.  Say What! stands for Students, Adults and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco and is a state-wide movement with the goal of unifying the youth of Texas under the common goal of making Texans healthier regarding tobacco use.  The Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Conference was held July 28-31, 2019 at Embassy Suites Hotel Conference

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