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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County lawmakers voted to table a resolution which would raise the legal age for the purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Work to improve public health has paid off in Essex County. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors moved forward Monday on a local law that would raise the purchase age in the county for tobacco from 18 to 21. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | All 11 school districts in Essex County have signed onto the Tobacco 21 initiative. more

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PLATTSBURGH | As many as 350,000 children statewide may lose health coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) if Congress doesn’t renew funding. more

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PLATTSBURGH | An effort to raise the purchase age of tobacco products from 18 to 21 is gaining momentum within school districts across the Adirondack region. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The movement to snuff out adolescent smoking has reached Essex County. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Heroin-Opiod Prevention Consortium (ECHO) will be heading into lockdown in order to help teach others about the dangers of these types of drugs. more

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Report: Essex County has higher rates of obesity, premature death and lower access to care than state average more

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PLATTSBURGH — A chief goal is targeting counties to increase the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 more

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Essex County Heroin and Opioid Prevention Coalition says they’ve been successful in education outreach efforts more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — More than 1 in 3 Americans, about 86 million, have pre-diabetes. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — As the county moves forward with a plan to combine two departments, fault lines have widened between county officials and the citizen-run board tasked with advising the process. more

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Under the New York Clean Indoor Air Law, New Yorkers have been successfully protected from the risks of secondhand exposure to combustible cigarette smoke when we work, shop, and dine at a restaurant. The health of New Yorkers could again be at risk. more

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LAKE PLACID — A state task force is poised to deliver a series of legislative proposals to combat the state’s heroin epidemic as early as Wednesday. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — A new report has revealed Essex County ranks middle on overall health outcomes and factors, ranking 37 and 27 out of 62 counties, respectively. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Elder care nonprofit: Essex County needs to maintain “standard of excellence” during department restructuring more

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Essex County Public Health Director Linda Beers has been appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the New York State Department of Health’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Flu season has arrived. Although flu activity peaks between December and February, flu outbreaks can happen as early as October and as late as May more

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Mauro Grigollo

Under the New York Clean Indoor Air Law, New Yorkers have been successfully protected from the risks of secondhand exposure to combustible cigarette smoke when we work, shop, and dine at a restaurant. The health of New Yorkers could again be at risk. more

Letters to the Editor 6 Comments

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