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Governor’s budget needs to include ALL flavored tobacco products

Gov. Cuomo’s call for ending the sale of flavored e-cigarettes doesn’t go far enough, according to the American Heart Association. “We need to protect the health of all New Yorkers by prohibiting the sale of all flavors in all tobacco products,” said Caitlin O’Brien, J.D., New York State Director of Government Affairs for the American

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Empowering Entrepreneurs for healthier communities: EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator Finale Event

We are thrilled to introduce the 2019 EmPOWERED to Serve National Business Accelerator grant recipients!  The October 17th event was hosted in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The top nine candidates presented their innovative concepts and ideas in a shark-tank style program at the event for a chance

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New York’s Governor Cuomo’s executive action doesn’t go far enough

NEW YORK – The American Heart Association is very disappointed with the limited scope of the emergency executive action Gov. Cuomo took today, Sept. 15,  which would ban the sale of certain flavored e-cigarettes, and hopes that there is an opportunity to include all flavored tobacco products, including menthol combustible cigarettes. “This morning’s announcement by

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Governor’s signature on T21 means a healthier New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature on the Tobacco 21 law today will help prevent a new generation from becoming hooked on tobacco products. The law makes 21 the legal sales age for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. “By making 21 the legal sales age to purchase tobacco products, it will drive down youth use rates by

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Meet Our Capital Region Stroke Ambassador

On April 21st, 2017, the sun rose, the coffee was brewed, and the shower was finished. It was a day like any other. As I stepped out of the shower and wiped the steam from the bathroom mirror, I noticed my left thumb felt numb and I felt a bit woozy. So I went to