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PLATTSBURGH | Since September of 2019, there have been a total of 60 confirmed vaping related deaths, four of which were in New York. Overall, there have been about 2,700 known cases of vaping-related illnesses in the last year. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Many people have Martin Luther King, Jr. day off from school and work. But for people around the region, it was a day on, not a day off, as they volunteered to help honor Dr. King’s civil rights legacy. Read more

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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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PLATTSBURGH | Reality Check is a group of teens from across New York state whose aim is to expose the truth about tobacco and the marketing practices of the tobacco industry Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | For a few hours last week, a trail of small, bright orange flags stretched from City Hall Place to an outlook over the Saranac River. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Vaping is now banned on public property in the City of Plattsburgh. Read more

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ALBANY | The state Assembly last Wednesday approved a bill that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County has become the latest county in New York state to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. 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 held a public hearing for a proposed local law which would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old within county lines. Read 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. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH – Emma Stewart and Jennifer Swiesz are members of Reality Check, a student-led advocacy group that educates community members, especially children and teenagers, about the dangers of tobacco use. Read more

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