DFWHC-rooted legislation detailed in DMN story

05/08/2019

The Dallas Morning News ran the story “Dallas-rooted legislation calls for 10 percent Texas tax on retail sales of e-cigs and vape products” this morning detailing a potential state retail excise tax on e-cigarette and vape tobacco products presently before the Texas House. The idea was inspired by DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love when he approached Senator Nathan … Read More

Love discusses new FDA smoking policies on KRLD

03/19/2019

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love discussed the latest updates on potential U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policies concerning e-cigarettes during an interview last week with Mitch Carr on KRLD 1080 AM Radio. A new FDA policy drafted earlier this week could get flavored e-cigarette oils pulled off the shelf. The policy is aimed at preventing e-cigarette products … Read More

DFWHC’s Winter Interlocutor now available

01/29/2018

The DFW Hospital Council’s Winter edition of the Interlocutor magazine is now available. Click the graphic below to read the latest on the upcoming 22nd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon, the successful passing of the recent Fort Worth smoking ban and the “Active Shooter Training” class DFWHC will be hosting in association with Fisher Phillips. Hard copies will be … Read More

Fort Worth City Council votes 8-1 in favor of smoking ban

12/14/2017

The Fort Worth City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1 to approve updates to the city’s smoking ordinance. Beginning March 12, customers in Fort Worth bars and bingo parlors will no longer be able to smoke within the buildings. Fort Worth was one of the last major cities in Texas to still allow smoking in bars. The new law also prohibits … Read More

DFWHC to be present at tonight’s FW vote on city smoking ban

12/12/2017

The Fort Worth City Council will vote tonight on a proposed smoking ban that would extinguish cigarettes in bars and bingo halls, and limit where smoke shops can be located within the city. If the vote passes, it could take effect within 90 days. DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love will be present prior to the vote and … Read More

DFWHC and Abilene Christian host “Smoking Cessation” webinar

10/11/2017

DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love and Abilene Christian University (ACU) Nursing Professor Dr. Tonya Sawyer-McGee hosted the “Hot Topic” webinar “Clinicians Role in Advocating Smoking Cessation” this morning at the DFWHC offices in Irving. The educational event was attended by more than 25 registrants representing hospitals across North Texas. The webinar was introduced by Love, who also … Read More

DFWHC/Abilene Christian University webinar on “Smoking Cessation” just six days away!

10/05/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Abilene Christian University will co-host the educational webinar “Clinicians Role in Advocating Smoking Cessation” on Wednesday, October 11 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Abilene Christian University (ACU) came aboard as a DFWHC Associate Member in 2017, offering a 10 percent discount to DFWHC members to online healthcare graduate programs operating out of the local … Read More

DFWHC and Abilene Christian University to co-host Oct. 11 webinar

09/13/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Abilene Christian University will co-host the educational webinar “Clinicians Role in Advocating Smoking Cessation” on Wednesday, October 11 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Abilene Christian University (ACU) came aboard as a DFWHC Associate Member in 2017, offering a 10 percent discount to DFWHC members to online healthcare graduate programs operating out of the local … Read More

DFWHC applauds Arlington’s new smoking ban

04/25/2017

For almost a decade, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) has advocated for non-smoking businesses frequented by the public. The City of Arlington approved a new smoking ban two weeks ago, prompting the city to consider itself officially “smoke-free.” “We continue our efforts in North Texas, as last year Denton, Red Oak, Duncanville, DeSoto and Seagoville enacted smoke-free ordinances,” said W. … Read More

A North Texas New Year’s Resolution

01/04/2016

By W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council It’s that time of year when we begin our New Year’s resolutions. There is one that North Texas could adopt that would save lives and improve the health of everyone, especially our children. It would advance our population health and reduce cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, SIDS and other respiratory disorders. Before you … Read More