Friday, October 24, 2008

Smoke-Free Corpus Christi

Greetings! We are making progress with the Corpus Christi Smoke Free coalition! Below are some highlights:

We have secured the Mayor’s support for strengthening the city’s current smoke-free ordinance, as well as support from some council members. We anticipate seeing this item on the city council agenda on November 18 and NOW is the time to show Mayor Garrett and the city council your support.

In addition to mayor and city council support, we recently received a resolution in support from the Nueces County Medical Society. NCMS is one of the area’s well-respected health organizations, so this is an important measure of support. Their support, along with the Corpus Christi Caller Times and a host of local community organizations, are important to helping us advocate before the city leaders.

Our efforts to reach out online increased with the debut of the coalition website. Volunteers can find our more details about the coalition, the effects of secondhand smoke, business impact data, etc. Volunteers can also sign up for the coalition through the site. Please visit

The next coalition meeting is Friday, October 24th at noon at the American Cancer Society office. It’s located at 4101 South Alameda in Corpus. Please feel free to join us!



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