FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST WILL PROVIDE EXCLUSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF 2018 UIL FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
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FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST WILL PROVIDE EXCLUSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF

2018 UIL FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

IRVING, TX - FOX Sports Southwest is set to provide extensive coverage of the 2018 UIL Texas High School football state championships from AT&T Stadium in Arlington beginning Wednesday, Dec. 19. The network’s exclusive live broadcasts will include 12 championship matchups over the course of four days, concluding with the 6A Division I title game between Duncanville and Galena Park North Shore on Saturday, Dec. 22.

 

As one of Texas’ biggest high school sporting events of the year, FOX Sports Southwest will deliver a pro-style production for each game. The telecasts will allow fans to see the action from a bird’s-eye view via Skycam, join the on-field celebration with Steadicam shots, and experience big moments from multiple angles with instant replay.

 

All of FOX Sports’ Texas High School football coverage will stream live on the FOX Sports app. Available to iOS and Android devices, the FOX Sports app provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content along with highlights and instant alerts for scores and key plays. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Streaming on the FOX Sports app is also available on connected devices, including AppleTV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku and Xbox One.

 

A pair of 1A Six-Man state final games will launch the network’s live coverage on Wednesday, Dec. 19, and be available to stream on the FOX Sports App only. All remaining games will be televised on either FOX Sports Southwest or FOX Sports Southwest Plus.

 

In some markets, the 2A Division I game between Gruver and Mart on Dec. 19 at 7:00 p.m. and 6A Division I game with Duncanville and Galena Park North Shore on Dec. 22 at 7:00 p.m. will be carried on FOX Sports Southwest Plus due to overlap with NBA broadcasts. Additionally, the 3A Division I game featuring Malakoff and Grandview on Dec. 20 at 7:00 p.m. will be televised across all markets on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.

 

Leading up to the title games, FOX Sports Southwest will debut The Road to the Championship Preview today at 5:30 p.m. CT. The one-hour show will be hosted by Ric Renner include expert analysis from from Texas High School football coaching legend Ken Purcell and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football managing editor Greg Tepper

 

Ford Championship Live shows hosted by Renner will be televised between games beginning Thursday, Dec. 20. The intermission report will include analysis from Purcell and Tepper, as well as special features that highlight the Lone Star State’s unmatched passion for high school football.

 

High School Scoreboard Live will air Saturday, Dec. 22, at 10:00 p.m. and recap FOX Sports Southwest’s extensive coverage with highlights and expert analysis from Renner, Tepper and Way for every championship game.

 

High school football fans will find exclusive content, videos and analysis on FacebookInstagramTwitter and FOXSportsSouthwest.com. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation on social media by using the #UILonFOX hashtag.

 

FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST 2018 UIL FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

(All times listed are Central. Schedule subject to change.)

 

 Wednesday, Dec. 19

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1A Six-Man Division II: Follett (12-2) vs. Strawn (12-2)
  • 2:00 p.m. – 1A Six-Man Division I: McLean (14-0) vs. Milford (12-1)
  • 7:00 p.m. – 2A Division II: Gruver (14-1) vs. Mart (14-1)*
    • Where to Watch: FOX Sports Southwest/FOX Sports Southwest Plus
      • Game will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest Plus in San Antonio Spurs viewing territory only; All other markets can find game on FOX Sports Southwest
    • TV Broadcasters: Craig Way (Play-by-Play), Brad McCoy (Analyst), Sarah Merrifield (Reporter) & Katie Engleson (Reporter)

 

Thursday, Dec. 20

  • 11:00 a.m. – 2A Division 1: New Deal (15-0) vs. Mason (15-0)
    • Where to Watch: FOX Sports Southwest
    • TV Broadcasters: Mark Followill (Play-by-Play), Shea Walker (Analyst), Alexa Shaw (Reporter) and Lauren Blackwell (Reporter)
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3A Division II: Canadian (14-1) vs. Newton (14-0)
    • Where to Watch: FOX Sports Southwest
    • TV Broadcasters: Mark Followill (Play-by-Play), Brad McCoy (Analyst), Sarah Merrifield (Reporter) & Katie Engleson (Reporter)
  • 7:00 p.m. – 3A Division I: Malakoff (12-2) vs. Grandview (13-2)
    • Where to Watch: FOX Sports Southwest Plus
    • TV Broadcasters: Craig Way (Play-by-Play), Gary Reasons (Analyst), Sarah Merrifield (Reporter) & CT Steckel (Reporter)

 

Friday, Dec. 21

  • 11:00 a.m. – 4A Division II:  Texarkana Pleasant Grove (13-2) vs. Cuero (14-1)
    • Where to Watch: FOX Sports Southwest
    • TV Broadcasters: Ted Emrich (Play-by-Play), Brad McCoy (Analyst), Alexa Shaw (Reporter) & Katie Engleson (Reporter)
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4A Division I: Waco La Vega (13-2) vs. Liberty Hill (13-1)
    • Where to Watch: FOX Sports Southwest
    • TV Broadcasters: Craig Way (Play-by-Play), Shea Walker (Analyst), Sarah Merrifield (Reporter) & CT Steckel (Reporter)
  • 7:00 p.m. – 5A Division II: Aledo (15-0) vs. Fort Bend Marshall (15-0)
    • Where to Watch: FOX Sports Southwest
    • TV Broadcasters: Craig Way (Play-by-Play), Gary Reasons (Analyst), Sarah Merrifield (Reporter) & CT Steckel (Reporter)

 

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • 11:00 a.m. – 5A Division I: Dallas Highland Park (15-0) vs. Alvin Shadow Creek (15-0)
    • Where to Watch: FOX Sports Southwest
    • TV Broadcasters: TV Crew: Ted Emrich (Play-by-Play), Shea Walker (Analyst), Erin Hartigan (Reporter) & Lauren Blackwell (Reporter)
  • 3:00 p.m. – 6A Division II: Longview (15-0) vs. Beaumont West Brook (13-2)
    • Where to Watch: FOX Sports Southwest
    • TV Broadcasters: Craig Way (Play-by-Play), Gary Reasons (Analyst), Sarah Merrifield (Reporter) & CT Steckel (Reporter)
  • 7:00 p.m. – 6A Division I: Duncanville (14-0) vs. Galena Park North Shore (15-0)*
    • Where to Watch: FOX Sports Southwest/FOX Sports Southwest Plus
      • Game will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest Plus in Dallas Mavericks viewing territory only; All other markets can find game on FOX Sports Southwest
    • TV Broadcasters: Craig Way (Play-by-Play), Gary Reasons (Analyst), Sarah Merrifield (Reporter) & CT Steckel (Reporter)

 

*Available on FOX Sports Southwest Plus in select markets with NBA broadcasts on FOX Sports Southwest: The 2A Division I game on Dec. 19 at 7:00 p.m. will air on FOX Sports Southwest Plus in the San Antonio Spurs viewing area; the 6A Division I game on Dec. 22 at 7:00 p.m. will be carried on FOX Sports Southwest Plus in the Dallas Mavericks territory. Please check your local listings.

 

FOX Sports Southwest Plus is used by FOX Sports Southwest to simultaneously show multiple events on two channels and is available to all TV providers that carry FOX Sports Southwest.  

 

– FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST –

www.FoxSportsSouthwest.com

 

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Add Nuts to Your New Year Health Resolutions
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After the holidays comes the inevitable resolution to eat healthier. An according to health experts, a great place to start is by adding walnuts to the diet. Noted nutritionist Dr. Ear Mindell says studies show walnuts can possibly cut the risk of type 2 diabetes by half (especially for women), can help control blood pressure and are great for the gut, with prebiotic properties. Even more, as few as 12 walnuts a day can improve the gut microbiome to reduce inflammation and improve digestion.
 
About Dr. Earl L. Mindell
 
Earl L. Mindell, R.Ph., M.H., Ph.D., (www.primaverawalnuts.com) is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbal remedies. He is often called the “Father of Nutritional Revolution.” Dr. Mindell is the author of 63 health-oriented books, including the all-time international best-selling nutritional book. The New Vitamin Bible, which has sold over 11 million copies. His latest book is “Healing with Hemp CBD Oil.” He is currently an Associate Professor at Chapman University, School of Pharmacy. Dr. Mindell has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Good Morning America, CNN, and the David Letterman Show.
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3 Tips To Help Baby Boomers And The Elderly Protect Their Retirements From Fraud
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3 Tips To Help Baby Boomers And The Elderly Protect Their Retirements From Fraud

It can take decades to save the amount of money you need for a happy and secure retirement.

It takes a lot less time – maybe just minutes – for con artists to rob you of that security.

“When you’ve reached retirement, your goal should be to protect what you’ve saved because it needs to last you the rest of your life,” says Charisse Mackenzie (www.saturnwealth.com), a financial planner.

“Unfortunately, there are plenty of scams out there designed to separate people from their money – and sometimes specifically older people.”

If you’re a baby boomer who’s recently retired or will soon retire, you want to be aware of such schemes, she says. If your elderly parents are still around, they could be susceptible, too, so you’ll want to help protect them as well.

Mackenzie says there are plenty of things to be wary of, but just a few to be on the lookout for include:

  • Beware of “can’t miss” investments. Perhaps you’ve heard radio commercials or online advertisements with tempting claims about “can’t miss” investments that will give you extraordinary returns. Be skeptical, very skeptical, Mackenzie says. “You need to keep in mind the old wisdom that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” she says. Yet often, retirees let themselves be lured into these investments, Mackenzie says, and soon find that the return in no way matches what was promised, or worse, it could be a Ponzi scheme of some sort and they lose everything.
  • Be sure your financial professional is licensed. It’s always a good idea to get help from a professional when you’re investing your money. But it’s equally important to make sure that person is properly licensed and registered to be doling out the advice they are giving you, Mackenzie says. The Securities and Exchange Commission points out you can check a financial professional’s background through its database at https://adviserinfo.sec.gov/.
  • Beware of “pump and dump” schemes.  Let’s say an email pops into your inbox touting a great stock opportunity, but insisting you need to move quickly or you’ll miss out. You could be the target of a “pump and dump” scheme. What’s that? According to the SEC, in a “pump and dump” promoters try to boost the price of a stock with false or misleading statements about the company. Once the stock price has been pumped up, the fraudsters seek to profit by selling their own holdings of the stock, dumping shares into the market. They win, you lose.

 

“A little healthy skepticism never hurts,” Mackenzie says. “If someone is pressuring you, or insisting that you must act quickly or you’ll miss out on some great investment, alarms should go off.

“You should always take time to weigh financial decisions, especially when they could affect your retirement. You want to protect that money in every way you can.”

About Charisse Mackenzie

Charisse Mackenzie is president of Saturn Wealth (www.saturnwealth.com). Shespent time in the healthcare industry, developing budgets and running statewide programs until joining a Scottsdale-based financial firm in 2009. In 2015, she earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, which certifies that she has specialized knowledge of fiduciary standards of care and their application to the investment management process. Mackenzie graduated from Arizona State University in 2003, with a focus on business, psychology and finance.

Investment advisory services offered only by duly registered individuals through AE Wealth Management, LLC (AEWM). AEWM and Saturn Wealth are not affiliated companies. Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. 659943

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USDA Launches Second Round of Trade Mitigation Payments
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USDA Launches Second Round of Trade Mitigation Payments

(Washington, D.C., December 17, 2018) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities will now be eligible to receive Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for the second half of their 2018 production.

 

“The President reaffirmed his support for American farmers and ranchers and made good on his promise, authorizing the second round of payments to be made in short order. While there have been positive movements on the trade front, American farmers are continuing to experience losses due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  This assistance will help with short-term cash flow issues as we move into the new year,” said Perdue.

 

Secretary Perdue announced in July that USDA would act to aid farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation.  President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to help protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets to help American farmers compete globally. In September, USDA initiated three programs to aid American agriculture in sustaining the short-term damages associated with the trade disputes and securing long-term, stable export markets.

 

Details of programs currently employed by USDA:

 

  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has been administering MFP to provide the first payments to almond, corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, fresh sweet cherry, and wheat producers since September 2018 for the first 50 percent of their 2018 production.

 

  • USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is administering a food purchase and distribution program to purchase up to $1.2 billion in commodities unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is distributing these commodities through nutrition assistance programs, such as The Emergency Food Assistance Program and child nutrition programs. So far, USDA has procured some portion of 16 of the 29 commodities included in the program, totaling more than 4,500 truckloads of food. AMS will continue purchasing commodities for delivery throughout 2019.

 

  • Through the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program, $200 million is being made available to develop foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products. The program will help U.S. agricultural exporters identify and access new markets and help mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ restrictions. The application period closed in November with more than $600 million in requested activities from more than 70 organizations. FAS will announce ATP funding awards in early January.

 

Market Facilitation Program

 

Producers need only sign-up once for the MFP to be eligible for the first and second payments. The MFP sign-up period opened in September and runs through January 15, 2019, with information and instructions provided at www.farmers.gov/mfp.  Producers must complete an application by January 15, 2019 but have until May 1, 2019 to certify their 2018 production.  The MFP provides payments to almond, cotton, corn, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, fresh sweet cherry, and wheat producers who have been significantly impacted by actions of foreign governments resulting in the loss of traditional exports. The MFP is established under the statutory authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation CCC Charter Act and is under the administration of USDA’s FSA. Eligible producers should apply after harvest is complete, as payments will only be issued once production is reported. 

 

For farmers who have already applied, completed harvest, and certified their 2018 production, a second payment will be issued on the remaining 50 percent of the producer’s total production, multiplied by the MFP rate for the specific commodity.

 

Market Facilitation Program

Commodity

First and Second Payment Rate

Est. Total Payment**

(in $1,000s)

Almonds (shelled)

$0.03 / lb.

$63,300

Cotton

$0.06 / lb.

$553,800

Corn

$0.01 / bu.

$192,000

Dairy (milk)

$0.12 / cwt.

$254,800

Pork (hogs)

$8.00 / head

$580,600

Soybeans

$1.65 / bu.

$7,259,400

Sorghum

$0.86 / bu.

$313,600

Sweet Cherries (fresh)

$0.16 / lb.

$111,500

Wheat

$0.14 / bu.

$238,400

Total

 

$9,567,400

** Total payment rate on 100% of production

 

MFP payments are limited to a combined $125,000 for corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, and wheat capped per person or legal entity.  MFP payments are also limited to a combined $125,000 for dairy and hog producers, and a combined $125,000 for fresh sweet cherry and almond producers. Applicants must also have an average adjusted gross income for tax years 2014, 2015, and 2016 of less than $900,000. Applicants must also comply with the provisions of the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation regulations.

 

For more further information or to locate and contact local FSA offices, interested producers can visit www.farmers.gov.

 

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(Washington, D.C., December 17, 2018) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities will now be eligible to receive Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for the second half of their 2018 production.

 

“The President reaffirmed his support for American farmers and ranchers and made good on his promise, authorizing the second round of payments to be made in short order. While there have been positive movements on the trade front, American farmers are continuing to experience losses due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  This assistance will help with short-term cash flow issues as we move into the new year,” said Perdue.

 

Secretary Perdue announced in July that USDA would act to aid farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation.  President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to help protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets to help American farmers compete globally. In September, USDA initiated three programs to aid American agriculture in sustaining the short-term damages associated with the trade disputes and securing long-term, stable export markets.

 

Details of programs currently employed by USDA:

 

  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has been administering MFP to provide the first payments to almond, corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, fresh sweet cherry, and wheat producers since September 2018 for the first 50 percent of their 2018 production.

 

  • USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is administering a food purchase and distribution program to purchase up to $1.2 billion in commodities unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is distributing these commodities through nutrition assistance programs, such as The Emergency Food Assistance Program and child nutrition programs. So far, USDA has procured some portion of 16 of the 29 commodities included in the program, totaling more than 4,500 truckloads of food. AMS will continue purchasing commodities for delivery throughout 2019.

 

  • Through the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program, $200 million is being made available to develop foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products. The program will help U.S. agricultural exporters identify and access new markets and help mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ restrictions. The application period closed in November with more than $600 million in requested activities from more than 70 organizations. FAS will announce ATP funding awards in early January.

 

Market Facilitation Program

 

Producers need only sign-up once for the MFP to be eligible for the first and second payments. The MFP sign-up period opened in September and runs through January 15, 2019, with information and instructions provided at www.farmers.gov/mfp.  Producers must complete an application by January 15, 2019 but have until May 1, 2019 to certify their 2018 production.  The MFP provides payments to almond, cotton, corn, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, fresh sweet cherry, and wheat producers who have been significantly impacted by actions of foreign governments resulting in the loss of traditional exports. The MFP is established under the statutory authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation CCC Charter Act and is under the administration of USDA’s FSA. Eligible producers should apply after harvest is complete, as payments will only be issued once production is reported. 

 

For farmers who have already applied, completed harvest, and certified their 2018 production, a second payment will be issued on the remaining 50 percent of the producer’s total production, multiplied by the MFP rate for the specific commodity.

 

Market Facilitation Program

Commodity

First and Second Payment Rate

Est. Total Payment**

(in $1,000s)

Almonds (shelled)

$0.03 / lb.

$63,300

Cotton

$0.06 / lb.

$553,800

Corn

$0.01 / bu.

$192,000

Dairy (milk)

$0.12 / cwt.

$254,800

Pork (hogs)

$8.00 / head

$580,600

Soybeans

$1.65 / bu.

$7,259,400

Sorghum

$0.86 / bu.

$313,600

Sweet Cherries (fresh)

$0.16 / lb.

$111,500

Wheat

$0.14 / bu.

$238,400

Total

 

$9,567,400

** Total payment rate on 100% of production

 

MFP payments are limited to a combined $125,000 for corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, and wheat capped per person or legal entity.  MFP payments are also limited to a combined $125,000 for dairy and hog producers, and a combined $125,000 for fresh sweet cherry and almond producers. Applicants must also have an average adjusted gross income for tax years 2014, 2015, and 2016 of less than $900,000. Applicants must also comply with the provisions of the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation regulations.

 

For more further information or to locate and contact local FSA offices, interested producers can visit www.farmers.gov.

 

Learn More

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Surgeon General’s e-cigarette advisory bring necessary attention to ‘epidemic’ in youth
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Surgeon General’s e-cigarette advisory bring necessary attention to ‘epidemic’ in youth
MD Anderson applauds efforts to educate the public and lower e-cigarette use in teens and adolescents
Contact: Clayton R. Boldt, Ph.D. Office: 713-792-9518 Cell: 409-673-5582 crboldt@mdanderson.org
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center supports the United States Surgeon General’s actions to inform youth, parents, teachers and health professionals about the “epidemic” rates of e-cigarette use among youth and the associated health risks for young people. In order to protect the health of future generations, MD Anderson is committed to programs and actions that prevent teens and young adults from using these products.

“There is clear evidence that these products are not safe for our young people,” saidPeter WT Pisters, M.D., president of MD Anderson. “We applaud Surgeon General Adams for raising awareness about the troubling increase in e-cigarette use among youth and for calling for coordinated action to protect our nation’s youth.”

The Surgeon General’s Advisory brings timely attention to the issue. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 3.6 million middle and high school students were current e-cigarette users in 2018, up more than 1.5 million compared to 2017.

The Advisory emphasizes the health risks associated with e-cigarette use by youth and young adults, originally published in the 2016 report, including:

  • Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical that can have significant negative effects on adolescent brain development, including learning, memory and attention
  • There is a strong association between the use of e-cigarettes and conventional tobacco products
  • Nicotine addiction can increase risk for future addiction to other drugs
  • Flavorings in e-cigarettes may contain chemicals with a variety of health risks
  • Aerosol produced by e-cigarettes is not harmless vapor, but contains volatile chemicals, heavy metals and known carcinogens

Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced actions in November to limit the sale of most flavored e-cigarette products to age-restricted locations and require age-verification for online sales.

“These are significant actions necessary to curb the disturbing trends we’re seeing with teenager and young adults using these products,” said Ernest Hawk, M.D., vice president and division head of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences. “We know nicotine can cause a variety of health issues, including possibly future tobacco use, so we are supportive of any efforts to prevent children from developing a lifetime addiction to nicotine.”

MD Anderson has implemented a variety of products to educate the public abouttobacco use and its harms, including A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience (ASPIRE), a youth-oriented tobacco prevention and cessation curriculum. The online program is designed to provide an engaging way for teens to learn about the dangers of tobacco products.

Further, as founding partners of the CATCH Global Foundation, MD Anderson and UTHealth School of Public Health support distribution of a youth e-cigarette prevention curriculum, CATCH My Breath, to middle schools across the country.

Through the EndTobacco® program, MD Anderson also has served as a resource for local, state and national tobacco control policies to reduce youth tobacco use. EndTobacco is an initiative of the cancer prevention and control platform, part of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program™, a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of scientific discoveries into clinical advances that save patients' lives.

Experts have served as an educational resource for policy makers considering actions to limit youth tobacco exposure, such as raising the minimum legal sale age for tobacco products from 18 to 21. MD Anderson also collaborated with The University of Texas System to launch the system-wide Eliminate Tobacco Use initiative in 2016, which supports a variety of collaborative actions designed to advance a tobacco-free culture on all UT System campuses.

MD Anderson also remains committed to helping those who wish to quit smoking or using other tobacco products. The Tobacco Treatment Program provides evidence-based tobacco cessation services, including medications and behavioral counseling, to MD Anderson patients, employees and their families, and conducts innovative research studies to improve cessation methods. In collaboration with EndTobacco, program researchers work to train health professionals in tobacco cessation and provide tele-mentoring education and consulting to clinical providers in behavioral health clinics.

“We encourage parents, teachers and health professionals to heed the Surgeon General’s call to action and to learn more about e-cigarettes and how to prevent our children from using these products,” said Hawk. “Together, we can work to continue the great progress over the past decades in reducing the devastating impacts of tobacco in our country.”

 

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About MD Anderson

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution's sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No. 1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals survey. It has ranked as one of the nation's top two hospitals for cancer care since the survey began in 1990, and has ranked first 14 times in the last 17 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).

 
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