E-cigarette use among youth is a major public health concern. Here is the latest NYS survey data demonstrating the huge spike in use in the last few years.
E-cigarettes contain nicotine and Ii is well established that nicotine is addictive and has lasting consequences for youth brain development including impaired cognitive functioning and the development of addiction pathways in the brain. ... See MoreSee Less
Take these first steps to help you quit (and watch this video for more tips):
1) Pick a quit date 2) Make a plan to quit 3) Get help- Make an appointment with your healthcare, call the NYS Smokers' Quitline (1-866-NY QUITS) and get a prescription for a smoking cessation medication!
November 1, 2017, 10:00am - November 5, 2017, 8:30pm
Have left over candy or candy you would like to cash in?
Trade in your unopened Halloween candy in front of Sprinkles Novemeber 1st - 5th to recieve $1/lb up to 5lbs.
Candy will be donated to a loca...
Gov. Cuomo signs bill to ban vaping anywhere cigarettes are banned in NYS. Gov. states, “These products are marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, but the reality is they also carry long-term risks to the health of users and those around them.” Plus, the science does not support the claim that e-cigs are healthier. ... See MoreSee Less
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! KNOW ANY NURSING MOMS? UPDATE- We do not need anymore volunteers but are overwhelmed with appreciation and happiness for the positive response. Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm and willingness to participate. We may need more volunteers in the future, so please email Kristen Lynch @ Kristen.Lynch@sphp.com if you are still interested in being a model or interested in joining one of our coalitions in Albany Schenectady and Troy. We are always looking for new members!! Working together as a community makes the most difference. Thank you all again!!!! Here at Community Health Programs, we are seeking nursing mothers who are willing to participate in a photoshoot featuring moms nursing their children. The photos will be used to create "standees," which are life-sized cardboard cut-outs, that will be placed throughout the community to promote breastfeeding! Each mother will receive a photo of her nursing her child as a keepsake. If you, or someone you know are interested, please contact Kristen Lynch, Project Coordinator of NYS DOH: Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities grant at Kristen.Lynch@sphp.com. #breastfeedingpromotion #normalizebreastfeeding Capital Region Black Breastfeeding Empowerment Network... See MoreSee Less