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PLATTSBURGH | Earlier in 2019, the city of Plattsburgh Common Council voted to update the tobacco ban law, created in 2001 to it illegal to smoke on public property, to include the use of any tobacco products, including e-cigs, vapes and hookahs. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | North Country Community College (NCCC) will use an $18,800 grant to help go tobacco-free on all three of its campuses — Malone, Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga — by 2020. Read more

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SHOREHAM  – Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region (CHCRR), including centers in Brandon and Shoreham, went tobacco free this summer, according to a news statement by CHCRR officials. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Just one person who spoke at a recent public hearing to raise the age of purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 supports the status quo. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Nine youth leaders from Plattsburgh, Champlain and Malone have returned from the annual Reality Check Youth Summit at Cazenovia College in central New York. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors is bringing the county’s proposed Tobacco 21 law back to a vote. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | The Warren County Board of Supervisors recognized a group of fourth and fifth grade students from around the county who participated in an annual poster contest for the Tar Wars Program, an anti-smoking initiative. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Use of electronic cigarettes has been added to New York state’s ban on smoking in public indoor spaces and certain outdoor spaces where smoking is prohibited. Read more

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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. Read more



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LAKE GEORGE — While many communities across the northeast U.S. have dog parks as places for dogs to get some exercise and for their owners to socialize, these venues are fairly scarce in the North Country. Read more

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

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

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Starting the New Year “smoke free” is a great idea! Read 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. Read more

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On September 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered R.J. Reynolds to immediately stop distribution and sale of four cigarette brands... Read more

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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. Read more

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Posters that two young students have created in a regional anti-smoking program have won a statewide contest. Read more

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