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CDC – 200,000 deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke are Preventable

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by Glenn

In their latest “Vital Signs” report, the CDC highlighted the importance of the population based prevention work which the Heart Network focuses on.  The report stresses the importance of the “ABCS” of preventative care: Taking Aspirin when appropriate, monitoring blood pressure, monitoring cholesterol, and encouraging tobacco cessation.  If doctors and individuals work on these basic Read the Rest…


Hospital Grounds to Be Tobacco Free in NYS

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 by Glenn

Last week, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill which will ban tobacco use on or within 15 feet of hospital or nursing home owned property.  The purpose of the law is to keep all traces of toxic tobacco smoke away from patients and visitors to healthcare facilities.  Many of our northcountry hospitals and clinics Read the Rest…


Franklin County Considers Tobacco Ban

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by Glenn

At their last meeting, the Franklin County Board of Legislatures considered the possibility of a tobacco free grounds policy which would apply to all county owned properties.  They heard statements from the North Country Healthy Heart Network and the Adirondack Tobacco Free Network on the harmful effects of Second Hand Smoke as well as statements Read the Rest…


Harrietstown Hearing on New Smoke-Free Law (UPDATE)

Posted on: June 5th, 2013 by Glenn

UPDATE 6/1/13 – The Harrietstown Town Board passed this law unanimously at their meeting on May 23rd.  You can read a second article on this issue in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.  Way to go Harrietstown! The Town of Harrietstown in Franklin County has scheduled a public hearing on May 23rd at 6PM for comments on Read the Rest…


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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