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RISE ABOVE THE VAPE: Above All embraces CBD and hemp products as NY policy forces shift

RISE ABOVE THE VAPE: Above All embraces CBD and hemp products as NY policy forces shift
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ban on e-cigarette vaping products has become problematic for many tobacco and vaping businesses in Geneva, but not for Above All. The city’s former cornerstone tobacco shop underwent a cultural shift many ... more
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Skaneateles schools kick out 6 unvaccinated students

Skaneateles schools kick out 6 unvaccinated students
The Skaneateles Central School District has kicked out six students for not getting required vaccinations. The students’ religious vaccination exemptions were recently repealed by the state. A new state law required schools to exclude any ... more
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Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van
It has been just over a year since the Department of Mental Health, Wayne Behavioral Health Network opened the doors of the Open Access Center, an out-treatment facility located at the Public Health Building on ... more
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Stores clear shelves as New York’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes goes into effect

Stores clear shelves as New York’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes goes into effect
Flavored e-cigarettes will no longer be sold in New York under an emergency 90-day ban starting this week. The ban is intended to crack down on flavors seemingly marketed toward children following reports of hundreds ... more
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School to consider new vaccine exemption after autistic child’s case in Yates, Monroe counties

School to consider new vaccine exemption after autistic child’s case in Yates, Monroe counties
By next week an 11-year-old boy with severe autism could be back in school after being barred for not having certain vaccines. This all started when Thorn Schwartz's medical exemption was denied by BOCES 1, ... more
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Judge upholds New York’s emergency ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Judge upholds New York’s emergency ban on
A judge denied a temporary restraining order that would have blocked the state's emergency ban on e-cigarette flavors. Governor Andrew Cuomo's senior advisor shared the news on Twitter Friday evening. This means the ban will ... more
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‘Tool Box’ helps employers when the opioid crisis hits home for workers

Incredibly, the mist inside a small plastic bottle has the ability to return life to someone who overdoses on opioids. That's why medical professionals and people involved in the treatment of substance abuse disorder urge ... more
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URMC scientist leading the nation with vaping research and effects of flavored e-liquids

URMC scientist leading the nation with vaping research and effects of flavored e-liquids
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to expand the state's newly implemented ban on flavored e-cigarettes to include menthol. On Thursday, the Democratic governor directed the state’s health commissioner to convene an emergency meeting as ... more
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Crouse Hospital programs examine substance abuse and mental health

Crouse Hospital programs examine substance abuse and mental health
As people continue to struggle with different types of substance abuse disorders, experts are looking at how it relates to mental health and the way a local hospital is helping them. “There are genetic predispositions ... more
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Yates County family sues after autistic child removed from school over vaccines

Yates County family sues after autistic child removed from school over vaccines
A Yates County family has turned to litigation, as their 11-year-old son faces an uncertain future. The Chronicle-Express reports that Thorn Schwartz, an 11-year-old, who is also severely autistic - was a student at Monroe ... more
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When you should get your flu shot for it to be most effective

Report: Monroe County lawmakers call for more transparency from OTBs
Flu season usually peaks in the middle of January, but health officials encourage people to get their flu shot well before that. They say most people should get their shot by the end of October ... more
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Cuomo will work with bordering governors on vaping, marijuana policy

The Democratic governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will work together to form a regional policy plan for vaping products and marijuana, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a radio interview on Monday. Cuomo, ... more
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Cuomo wants region to work together on pot, vaping

Cuomo wants region to work together on pot, vaping
New York's Democratic governor this week urged neighboring states to work together on recreational marijuana policies that also address vaping products. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo planned Wednesday to travel to Connecticut to meet with ... more
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Juul to end advertising and lobbying efforts of e-cigarettes

Juul to end advertising and lobbying efforts of e-cigarettes
Juul is shutting down broadcast, print and digital advertising and ending lobbying efforts on behalf of the e-cigarette in Washington as safety concerns intensify. The company on Wednesday said its CEO was stepping down and ... more
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NY Department of Health, University at Albany to receive $1M grant to study PFAS

NY Department of Health, University at Albany to receive $1M grant to study PFAS
The New York State Department of Health announced it and the University at Albany’s School of Public Health received a $1 million grant to study PFAS over the next five years. Officials say the study ... more
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Health Insurance signups about to open: how to take advantage

Health Insurance signups about to open: how to take advantage
The 'windows' for both Medicare (Oct 15-Dec7) and NY State of Health (Nov 1 - Jan 31) are about to open, and a check of mailboxes show there's already an increase in mail solicitations, urging ... more
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Vaping industry: Stop blaming us, start blaming illegal e-liquids

Over the last three months, the vaping industry has come under intense scrutiny and the industry said they are being unfairly blamed as a whole. Many in the vaping industry, like Jeff Kathman, are convinced ... more
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Recall on blood pressure medication containing Losartan

Recall on blood pressure medication containing Losartan
An important recall about blood pressure medication. Torrent Pharmaceuticals says two of its blood pressure medications were found to have trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity. The voluntary recall affects tablets containing Losartan. The ... more
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New York reissues vaping warning

New York reissues vaping warning
The state is reissuing its warning for people to stop using e-cigarette or vaping products. The announcement was made by Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Friday. This ... more
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One of biggest manufacturers in vape industry leaving NYS amid ban

Large vape shop manufacturing company leaving New York
“It’s unbelievable,” says Ken Gregory on New York’s liquid e-cigarette ban. Gregory is the Vice President of Operations for Bad Drip Labs, that factory directly supplying 16 vape stores in the region. He says they’re not ... more
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Schumer wants federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Schumer wants federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes
The sale of flavored e-cigs is banned in the state of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state health officials cite concerns in the wake of a huge increase in the number of young ... more
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