Reporters: Attend “Texas’ Budget Up in Smoke” Infosession

TPHC University of Health logo The Physical and Fiscal Effects of Tobacco Use     

  • WHAT: The University of Health Forum IV— Texas’ Budget Up in Smoke — a look at the physical and fiscal effects of tobacco use in Texas, presented by the Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC), a group of more than 20 organizations dedicated to advancing core public health principles at the state and community levels. The Texas Medical Association (TMA), a TPHC member, is hosting this event. This is one in a series of informational panels presented for Texas legislative staff.
  • WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, Nov. 15, Noon-1:45 pm. Thursday is Great American Smokeout day.
  • WHERE: Texas Medical Association building, 401 W. 15th St., Thompson Auditorium, first floor
  • WHO: Debra Patt, MD, MPH, chair of TMA’s Committee on Cancer; Mike May, former Colorado State Representative; Mike Baselice, president and CEO of Baselice & Associates research firm; and Joel Romo, senior director of government relations at the American Heart Association.

    Dr. Patt will discuss tobacco and its effect on the public’s health; Mr. May will discuss the law he authored to make Colorado a smoke-free state; Mr. Baselice will describe Texas voter opinions about a smoke-free law; and Mr. Romo will guide the question-and-answer session.

    University of Health is a program presented by TPHC, a group of more than 20 organizations dedicated to advancing core public health principles at the state and community levels. TMA, hosting this event, is a TPHC member. 

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 45,500 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.  

 

 


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