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Kids Meals: Obesity on the Menu

Posted on: April 12th, 2013 by Glenn

The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently released a report, “Kids Meals: Obesity on the Menu“. The study examined 50 different chain restaurants in the united states and compared all 3,489 different kids menu options at those chains. They found that 97% of the available kids menu options at large chain restaurants do Read the Rest…

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Earth Day 2013: Consider Cigarette Litter

Posted on: April 10th, 2013 by Glenn

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfXgmHihfWk] During the month of April, the Legacy Foundation and Leave No Trace will come together to raise awareness of the effects of Cigarette Butt litter, in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd.  This PSA and more is available at www.rethinkbutts.org.  

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We’ve Made Tremendous Progress…But the Battle is Far From Over

Posted on: April 10th, 2013 by Glenn

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Essex County Discussing Going Smoke-Free

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by Glenn

This week, the Essex County Board of Directors discussed making all their facilities and grounds completely smoke-free by November 21st.  The county facilities went mostly smoke free in 2011, establishing “smoking huts” on county property which are the only spots where smoking is permitted.  This next step would remove the huts and ban smoking anywhere Read the Rest…

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New Report: A New Age of Cigars

Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Glenn

A new report from the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids highlights trends in cigar manufacturing and sales over the last ten years.  While cigarette sales have been in decline, sales of cigars have more than doubled since 2000.  In at least six states, cigar smoking rates among youth and young adults are actually equal to Read the Rest…

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