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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  


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…


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…


Harrietstown to Consider Smoking Ban for Public Properties

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by Glenn

At their meeting this week, the Harrietstown Town Board voted unanimously to look into passing anti-smoking “policies and ordinances in all appropriate town-owned properties”.  You can read the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise       Harrietstown Councilman Jim Murnane (photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise)


Coming Together to Educate on the Most Common Form of Toxic Litter

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by Glenn

On Earth Day, April 22nd, more than a billion people in 180 countries around the world will commit to making the world a better place through environmental protection. Which is why the highly respected Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and the country’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to tobacco control, The Legacy Foundation, have Read the Rest…

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