Diboll Smoke-Free Day

Angelina County Youth Leadership Council members completed their community service project this past weekend. Members include Alex Sanchez, Diboll High School graduate; Riley Latham, Lufkin High School graduate; and Lauren Oliver, Angelina College student. The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is a youth coalition with the statewide organization, Texans Standing Tall, that are passionate about reducing underage drug use including alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Angelina County YLC members chose to host Diboll Smoke-Free Day in

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Coalitions Work!

Collaboration is a critical aspect of addressing youth substance use issues in our communities. Working with other individuals and/or organizations that have a common goal means we’re able to combine resources so that we can do more to create positive change. We recently learned about an online tool created by Texans Standing Tall, a statewide coalition working to prevent alcohol and other drug use among youth, that allows communities to identify prevention coalitions in their

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Free Tobacco Cessation Classes Starting this Thursday

The Coalition, Inc. is partnering with Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin to provide FREE cessation classes to adults that want to quit smoking. There are many benefits for people who stop smoking including, reduced risk of tobacco-related diseases and early death. With support and encouragement, you can double your chances of successfully quitting. The Freshstart program can be your start to a new life without cigarettes! The program consists of a 1- hour session

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Angelina Youth Honored as Youth Advocate of the Year

Kellen Kruk, of Lufkin, TX, has been named a Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Kellen was honored for his leadership in the fight against tobacco last Thursday night in Washington, D.C. Whether it’s speaking at press conferences, testifying at committee hearings, conducting media interviews or meeting with local businesses, Kellen has been remarkably effective at communicating the public health benefits of enacting a Tobacco 21 law in Texas that

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Drug-Free All Star Scholarship Luncheon

This year, with the help of community sponsors, The Coalition presented scholarships to the top six Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars. The six Drug-Free All Stars were selected for their commitment to promoting a drug-free lifestyle to their community and their involvement in the program throughout the year. The 2018-2019 Drug-Free All Stars went above and beyond to help promote a drug-free lifestyle to everyone in their community and worked diligently throughout the year at

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Tobacco Cessation Classes Starting in June

The Coalition, Inc. is partnering with Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin to provide FREE cessation classes to adults that want to quit smoking. There are many benefits for people who stop smoking including, reduced risk of tobacco-related diseases and early death. With support and encouragement, you can double your chances of successfully quitting. The Freshstart program can be your start to a new life without cigarettes! The program consists of a 1- hour session

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