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The Coalition receives grant for tobacco prevention

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The Angelina Coalition is starting the new year off with a grant from the state to assist with their tobacco prevention efforts.

The Coalition will receive the comprehensive tobacco grant for $375,000 annually for five years.

Executive Director Janet Taylor says they will work with the Nacogdoches Healthy Coalition and ADAC to teach preventative curriculum in schools, work with health care providers and business on preventative tactics.

"Angelina and Nacogdoches counties have health disparities, they have health problems related to smoking and what we are trying to do here is have a healthier population," said Taylor.

Taylor says the grant will also go towards needs assessment to find out where the problem areas are so officials can direct prevention efforts where it's most needed.

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