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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

Mar 13, 2018 1:00 PM The Sun


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

Jan 17, 2018 11:30 AM The Sun


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HORICON | At December’s Horicon Town Board meeting, Councilwoman Sylvia Smith responded to some complaints about the town’s seven cemeteries being closed in the winter. more

Jan 12, 2018 10:00 AM The Sun


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Task forces across the state have been mobilizing for the past year to garner support to ban the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21. more

Nov 29, 2017 7:00 AM Editorials


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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

Nov 22, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun


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

Aug 15, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

Teens Only!, a program conceived and underwritten by Tannery Pond Center, Inc., provides teens from the home school community and area schools a tobacco, drug and alcohol free monthly event at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. more

Jun 4, 2017 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor


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

Apr 4, 2017 4:30 PM The Sun

LAKE PLACID — Advocates seek to raise age to purchase tobacco products to 21 more

Apr 3, 2017 8:00 AM The Sun

Students to rally at the Vermont State House and meet with legislators about the dangers flavored tobacco products and advertising pose to young Vermonters. more

Feb 2, 2017 3:53 PM The Vermont Eagle


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PLATTSBURGH — Drop in sales tax causes loss in revenues for some municipalities, rise in taxes for others more

Nov 30, 2016 10:00 AM The Sun


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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

Nov 30, 2015 6:00 AM The Sun


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Students, faculty and staff returned SUNY Plattsburgh Aug. 24 to find many new changes: the biggest being the restriction of tobacco products on campus grounds. more

Aug 30, 2015 6:00 AM The Sun

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a press release in July announcing a recently published study that found 3 out of 4 adults support the concept of raising the minimum legal age for purchase of tobacco products to 21. more

Aug 19, 2015 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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