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E-Cigarettes – Officially a Gateway to Smoking

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by Glenn

Our Tobacco Cessation Center receives questions weekly on E-Cigarettes and whether they are a safe alternative to smoking or a safe tool for people trying to quit.  Until now, the only answer we have been able to give is “There isn’t enough research” and “there are plenty of FDA approved alternatives to help you quit”. Read the Rest…

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Program Coordinator

Posted on: March 6th, 2014 by Glenn

The Heart Network has a vacancy for a Program Coordinator. Click Here for the Details

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“Enough is Enough”

Posted on: February 12th, 2014 by Glenn

The Heart Network’s Tobacco Cessation Program recently collaborated with the Adirondack Tobacco Free Network on an Op-Ed which appeared in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Malone Telegram, and Press Republican over the course of the last week. You can read the full text of the Op-Ed below: 5.6 million children alive today will die prematurely from Read the Rest…

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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…

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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…

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