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A Smoke Free Paso del Norte

The goal of A Smoke Free Paso del Norte is to eliminate tobacco smoking in the region. The initiative’s coordinated and comprehensive approach includes preventing the initiation of smoking among youth, promoting quitting among adults and young people, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and eliminating tobacco-related disparities among population groups. Tobacco smoking is associated with a range of diseases that affect every organ of the body and is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Program partners work on a range of prevention strategies including advocating for smoke- and tobacco-free organizational and municipal policies, monitoring the sales of tobacco products to minors, and educating youth about the risks of smoking.

Smoke Free Strategic Plan

Program Lead: Enrique Mata

Affiliated Grants

2018 SFI: Tobacco Exposed

2018 SFI: PROYECTO “VIDA SANA SIN HUMO”/”HEALTHY LIFE, NO SMOKE”

2018 SFI: GENERAL PURPOSE Building the Capacity of Local Communities to Respond to Marijuana Legalization Efforts in Texas

2018 PA 2: Smoke Free & Shift Positive Collaborative

2015 SFI: The Collective Impact of Tobacco Control


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New workshop to help allied health and fitness professionals work with obese patients

February 20, 2019

The Paso del Norte Institute for Health Living is delivering a series of workshops to train allied health and fitness professionals on evidence-based approaches for the management of obesity and its comorbidities. Participants gain basic knowledge of adaptations to traditional exercise programming for adults with ob…

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