Houston Matters

Full Show: Raising The Age For Tobacco, And The Lost Galveston Hurricane Statue (May 22, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Raising the age for buying tobacco, the weekly political roundup, water conservation, and a lost statue in Galveston.

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Technology Outlook, Smoking Policies and Britta Phillips: Wednesday’s Show (October 12, 2016)

Posted on · What are the most probable technological changes that’ll happen over the next decade? Rice University is hosting a symposium today (Oct. 12, 2016) addressing that question. The event is framed by a study that looks at how technology will impact the future of multiple industries, including shipping and energy. Technology Outlook 2025 is a report that […]

Houston Matters

Houston Doctor Leads Charge to Raise the Legal Smoking Age

Posted on · You may have heard in the news recently that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended the purchasing age of cigarettes nationwide should be changed to 21. That recommendation came from a Houston doctor, Harold Farber. He’s associate professor of pediatrics in the section of pulmonary medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital […]

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Smoking in Houston, John Hofmeister, and Women in Space: Houston Matters for Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this month, the City of Houston expanded its no smoking policy to all public pedestrian plazas. It’s just the latest in many ongoing policies nationwide to discourage smoking in general, and specifically reduce second-hand smoke in public. Some smokers feel unreasonably persecuted. Some non-smokers feel current policies don’t go far enough. On this edition […]

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Tobacco Vaccine Could Be Reality Soon

Posted on · The federal government is giving Texas A&M and a private company 40 million dollars to develop flu vaccines from tobacco. As David Pitman reports, the goal is to be able to respond to flu outbreaks with new vaccines quicker than current technology.