Category: Blog Posts


Sale of flavored e-cigarettes statewide and all tobacco sales at pharmacies end TODAY in New York State

The sale of flavored e-cigarettes ends in New York State on May 18, as does the sale of all tobacco products in pharmacies. These are huge steps forward in helping New Yorkers live free from nicotine addiction. The new laws…

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Preventing Suicide – National Prevention Week 2020

The existence of suicide is not a terminal condition. Society is not powerless to respond to an act that ends life prematurely. In fact, many people have made it a mission to bring suicide into the light. Countless lives have…

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Vaping Reversing Years of Success Against Youth Nicotine Exposure

For years state tobacco control and prevention programs have been successful lowering youth exposure to nicotine, by lowering the youth smoking rates; unfortunately, vaping is reversing all that hard work. In New York State between 2000 and 2018 the high…

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Marijuana Extracts: THC Concentrates

Shatter, wax, honeycomb, oil, crumble, sap, budder, and pull-and-snap are some of the nicknames for cannabis extracts.  According to the 2019 Street Drugs Identification Guide, an anonymous undercover DEA informant told a news outlet, “There is no weed out there…

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Increase in Alcohol Sales: What Does it Mean for Youth?

In an online Newsweek article dated 4/1/20, a headline read, “U.S. Alcohol Sales Increase 55% in One Week Amid Coronavirus Pandemic”.  According to Jade Bremner‘s article, this information came from Nielsen market research for the week ending 3/21/20.  Favorites included…

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Take It To The Box Still Available: Safe Use, Safe Storage, Safe Disposal

We have endured many changes to our daily routine and plans for the weekend the past month. We have been wearing masks for the past couple of weeks and staying six feet away from each other, some stores that we…

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34th Annual Alcohol Awareness Month

This April marks the 34th Annual Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) since 1987.  Alcohol-Free Weekend has traditionally been observed the first weekend in April, which is April 3-5.  This is a…

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National Drug Facts Week

This March 30th marks the 10th National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, first launched in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  The purpose of this week is to counteract the myths that youth get from the Internet,…

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March is National Reading Month

The Hope Center at Wellsville is working to help children and adults overcome reading difficulties, including dyslexia, which can have multiple negative impacts upon their lives. The Hope Center, an initiative of the Mission Genesee Valley coalition of churches and…

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Smoking STILL in Youth-Rated Movies

The Oscars hit the screen on February 9, in response Reality Check groups across New York state effort was in observance of International Week of Action which is held each year during Oscar season to bring awareness to their community…

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