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Vaping illnesses continue to spread as THC risks revive marijuana legalization debate

Vaping illnesses continue to spread as THC risks revive marijuana legalization debate
As the number of cases of lung illnesses associated with vaping continues to rise, advocates on both sides of the marijuana legalization debate have seized upon the possibility that Americans were sickened by illegal products containing tetrahydrocannabinol ... more
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$11M training center, with talking mannequins, opens at Upstate Medical University

$11M training center, with talking mannequins, opens at Upstate Medical University
A new simulation center has opened at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse to train professionals on how to better react to all kinds of medical emergencies and patient needs. The $11 million dollar facility resembles ... more
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New local technology promises longer lasting milk

New local technology promises longer lasting milk
New York state is home to a revolutionary new technique that could improve the lives of the dairy farmers. A new pasteurization technique for milk was presented during the Rochester dairy conference this week. It’s ... more
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The new ban on e-cigarettes faces backlash

The new ban on e-cigarettes faces backlash
There has been push back across the state, after the Public Health and Planning Council passed the governor's emergency action, to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The ban aims to prevent young people from ... more
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New York State bans flavored e-cigarettes

New York State bans flavored e-cigarettes
New York State has become the first state in the nation to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. The ban, which also covers nicotine e-liquids, went immediately into effect after ... more
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Potential chocolate milk ban in New York City schools draws opposition from farmers

Potential chocolate milk ban in New York City schools draws opposition from farmers
The state's largest farm organization is warning New York City officials against a proposal to ban chocolate milk from school meals. The New York Farm Bureau wrote in a letter this month to New York ... more
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In effort to curb opioid crisis, oral surgeons find other methods to treat pain

In effort to curb opioid crisis, oral surgeons find other methods to treat pain
Holly Murphy says she would not let her daughter, who struggled with addiction, take prescribed Vicodin for post-wisdom teeth surgery pain. "When she came home with that I was very worried. I’m like, ‘I can’t ... more
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NY State health council to vote on Governor Cuomo’s proposed e-cigarette ban Tuesday

A state health council will vote on Governor Cuomo's ban, which he signed on Sunday. Vape shops across the state will then have two weeks to get banned items off their shelves. It covers all ... more
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Juul reviewing NY ban on flavored e-cigarettes, agrees action needed

Juul reviewing NY ban on flavored e-cigarettes, agrees action needed
The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it's reviewing an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but agrees there's a need for "aggressive category-wide action." Juul Labs ... more
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NY daycares to get new rules for handling food allergies

NY daycares to get new rules for handling food allergies
Daycare providers in New York state will soon have new guidelines for handling food allergies. Under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state health officials will craft the new guidelines with input ... more
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Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze
Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma ... more
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Upstate NY Poison Center has sent over 20 vaping-related cases to NY Department of Health

Upstate NY Poison Center has sent over 20 vaping-related cases to NY Department of Health
The Upstate NY Poison Center is focused on an educational outreach campaign surrounding the dangers of vaping and is advocating for people to avoid using vapes. People are encouraged to call in to the center's ... more
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Man who attempted suicide talks to FLCC students

Man who attempted suicide talks to FLCC students
Kevin Hines shared his story of survival with people at Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday. Hines travels the world talking about suicide prevention. Plagued by suicidal thoughts, Hines jumped off of the Golden Gate ... more
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New York expands anti-tobacco programs to target e-cigs too

NY expands anti-tobacco programs to target e-cigs too
New York is expanding anti-tobacco initiatives to discourage the use of vaping devices and e-cigarettes too. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed an executive order directing state agencies overseeing anti-tobacco programs to address the newer methods ... more
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Local initiative tackles food access in Geneva-area

Local initiative tackles food access in Geneva-area
Passing the plate can go a long way. Especially in a community like Geneva, as the fight to create better access to food continues. Accessibility to any nutritional sources, let alone fresh produce have rapidly ... more
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St. John Fisher College moves to ban vaping and tobacco use

St. John Fisher College moves to ban vaping and tobacco use
Amid growing concern around vaping, St. John Fisher College is the latest to ban e-cigarettes from its campus. The move, nearly two years in the making, will also ban the use of cigarettes and other ... more
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Are mental health days coming to schools in New York State?

Are mental health days coming to schools in New York State?
Mental health related problems, such as stress and anxiety, are on the rise. "Mental health issues are something that strike one in five people," said Eve Shippens, a mother and teacher at East High School ... more
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Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone

New York State passed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements in June. In Ithaca, where vaccination rates are low in several schools, public health advocates and school administrators are hopeful that the new ... more
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Cuomo: New Yorkers overcharged billions, state taking action against opioid companies

Cuomo: New Yorkers overcharged billions, state taking action against opioid companies
Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will be taking action against opioid manufacturers after he says New York taxpayers were overcharged billions of dollars. In a statement Tuesday, Cuomo said the Department of Financial Services ... more
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Everything you need to know about vaping, related illness outbreak

Everything you need to know about vaping, related illness outbreak
The recent increase in vaping illnesses has sparked a national conversation on vaping and the side effects that come with it. Tuesday, it was confirmed that the sixth person in the United States to die ... more
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Trump to propose ban on flavorings used in e-cigarettes

New York reissues vaping warning
President Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of breathing problems tied to vaping. State and federal health authorities are investigating hundreds of breathing illnesses ... more
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