Jan. 14, 2018

Vol. 7, No. 2


In this Issue…

Annual Installation of Officers
Tobacco21 Approved
Call for Resolutions
BCMS Lease Space Available

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Tobacco21 Approved

City Council approves raising the sale age for tobacco products from 18 to 21

The San Antonio Tobacco 21 Coalition applauds the leadership and commitment of the San Antonio City Council to improve the health and quality of life for all San Antonians by raising the sale age for tobacco products to 21 with the adoption of the Tobacco 21 ordinance. Raising the tobacco age from 18 to 21 is an important step toward reducing youth smoking and preventing a lifetime of addiction and disease. Tobacco 21 will help counter the efforts of the tobacco industry to target young people and minorities and will help reduce the devastating health and economic consequences of tobacco use in San Antonio. Increasing the legal age for tobacco products to 21 will reduce the pipeline of tobacco products to our youth in middle school and high school and reduce the number of youth who start smoking. Over a lifetime, this policy will reduce the smoking rate, reduce smoking related deaths, and lead to fewer premature deaths.

“This is a great day for the city of San Antonio,” said Abigail Moore, CEO of the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. “With the leadership of Metro Health and the support of our Tobacco 21 Coalition partners, the City Council has taken a great step towards improving the health and wellbeing of all San Antonians, especially our youth and young adults.”

“The passing of Tobacco 21 is a major public health win for our city,” said Dr. Sandra Guerra, Chief Medical Officer for Humana TRICARE and American Heart Association Board Member. “We applaud the Mayor and City Council for taking a great step in preventing San Antonio youth from a lifelong addiction to tobacco products for generations to come.”

Following today’s City Council vote, there will be a six-month education and phase in plan with the ordinance officially taking effect on October 1, 2018.

About the San Antonio Tobacco 21 Coalition
The San Antonio Tobacco 21 Coalition includes the Bexar County Medical Society, San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Bethal Prevention Coalition, EastPoint Promise Prevention Coalition, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association in Texas, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and March of Dimes, among others. Additionally, institutions such as The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas at San Antonio and UTHealth San Antonio serve as educational resources.

The coalition encourages you to thank your City Council on this historic vote. Click here to send a thank you.

Call for Resolutions

The deadline to submit resolutions for review by the BCMS Delegation to TMA is Jan. 31.  If you have an issue you would like to address in the form of a resolution, the time to do this is now.  At the local level, members of the BCMS Delegation to TMA will meet in early February to review all resolutions submitted for consideration.  Resolutions will be reviewed and then voted on by the delegation members to determine which resolutions will be forwarded to TMA for consideration by the House of Delegates during TexMed 2018 scheduled for May 18-19, 2018. 

Click here for a sample form.

For more information on the activities of the BCMS Delegation to TMA or to learn more about how you can get involved, contact Mary Nava, BCMS chief government affairs officer at

BCMS Lease Space Available

Office Space for Lease


One professional office suite available on the first floor with 1,749 square feet of rentable space.

The property has an above standard parking ratio of 5.5 spaces per 1,000 SF and Class A common area finishes.

Bexar County Medical Society occupies the entire second floor and member physicians are regular visitors to the building for society meetings.

For more information call
Jon Wiegand at 210-585-4911

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