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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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To Control Asthma, Start With the Home Instead of the Child

Posted on: March 19th, 2013 by Glenn

The Children’s Hospital in Boston has recently implemented a great new program to address the Causes of Asthma in the home.  The Hospital is sending experts to the homes of children with severe asthma to identify environmental factors contributing to the child’s asthma and work with the families to reduce or eliminate those factors. Second-hand Read the Rest…

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Heart Network Presents to Franklin County Board

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by Glenn

Our executive Director, Margot Gold, and Program Director Jamie Konkoski recently presented to the Franklin County Board of Supervisors on our programs and the work we do in Franklin County. You can read an article about the presentation in this weeks Malone Telegram

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Tobacco Control Funding At Risk…..Again

Posted on: March 7th, 2013 by Glenn

“The best way to improve the health of New Yorkers and to lower health care costs is to avoid preventable illness.” Governor Andrew Cuomo, Press Release – State of the State, 2013 Smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and premature death and kills over 25,000 New Yorkers each year (CDC Smoking and Tobacco Use, Read the Rest…

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