City Council voted 8-2 Thursday to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products in San Antonio from 18 to 21, becoming the first city in Texas to impose such a restriction.
City Council is set to vote on a proposal to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, with convenience retailers opposing the proposed ordinance.
Metro Health Director Colleen Bridger said the proposed revisions would mirror current state laws, but would change the age restrictions to 21.
Bexar County residents seeking health insurance under Obamacare will face a shorter enrollment period and higher prices, with less sign-up support.
Implementing policy solutions to discourage over-consumption of sugary drinks will help decrease health hazards associated with consuming too much sugar.
A $3 million federal grant will provide training for local first responders to administer naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses.
Under the new regulations, hundreds of thousands of women could lose birth control benefits they now receive at no cost.
At a time when the number of people testing positive for HIV is on the decline nationwide, San Antonio is trending the other way.
San Antonio for efforts toward achieving health communities, but was given no overall medal. The City of San Antonio is determined to improve that ranking.
Metro Health Director Colleen Bridger hopes SA will join 13 of the 40 largest U.S. cities in raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.