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Second Hand Smoke: An Indicator of Future Behavior Issues?

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by Glenn

A new study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found that intermittant or continuous exposure to secondhand smoke can increase the chances of a child developing aggressive (self reported) or anti-social (teacher rated) behavior.  Just one more detrimental effect of tobacco smoke. You can learn more about this study in  Science Daily  

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CDC Launches “Tips from Former Smokers” Campaign

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013 by Glenn

                The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is airing a series of powerful television ads about quitting smoking.  The ads feature compelling stories of former smokers suffering from smoking-related diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, amputation, complications from diabetes and cancer.  The ads Read the Rest…

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Expanded Smoke Free Zones in NYS Parks

Posted on: May 14th, 2013 by Glenn

on May 10th Governor Cuomo released a press release announcing that smoke-free policies at State Parks would be expanded to include playgrounds, swimming pools, beaches, pavilions and picnic shelters, developed athletic facilities, boardwalks, outdoor seating areas near food and beverage concessions, areas where outdoor environmental education programs are held, public gardens, areas where children or large numbers of visitors congregate, and Read the Rest…

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NY Bike Coalition Hires Former Heart Network Staffer

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by Glenn

We would like to congratulate our former Program Manager Josh Wilson on becoming Executive Director of the NY State Bicycle Coalition!  Check out the article announcing his new position in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise!

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Complete Streets Continue to Progress Locally and Nationally

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by Glenn

The National Complete Streets Coalition recently released their “Best Complete Streets Policies of 2012” guide. According the Complete Streets Coalition, there are now 488 complete streets policies nationally and 27 states have passed Complete Streets Laws. NY continues to be a leader in complete streets with 33 local policies as well as a State Law. Read the Rest…

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