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Employing 18-plus years of experience in public health and tobacco control, Jennifer collaborates with internal and external partners to promote tobacco control initiatives and evidence-based best practices in policy, prevention and cessation. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and the current chair-elect of the Cancer Alliance of Texas. Jennifer is the Director of the EndTobacco® Program and Cancer Prevention Policy at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She will join us on Advocacy Day to speak about the importance of raising the minimum tobacco sale age to 21 in Texas.
Charlie Gagen is the Texas Grassroots Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He has spent the past three years working to empower volunteers as cancer advocates, working at the local, state and federal level in Texas to promote policies that benefit cancer patients and their families. After graduating from Emory University, he spent several years in politics before joining the nonprofit sector as an AmeriCorps member for an Central Texas-based nonprofit focused on supporting first-generation college graduates, where he worked for three years before joining ACS CAN. Charlie will join Jennifer to speak on the impact that raising the minimum tobacco sale age to 21 could make in Texas.
Join Texans Standing Tall and other partners from around the state on Tuesday, February 19, as we advocate at the Texas Capitol to prevent youth alcohol and tobacco use. We'll have other expert speakers who will provide valuable information on issues like powdered alcohol and tobacco prevention and control funding.