Binghamton and Johnson City Sign Resolutions Supporting Reduction of Tobacco Advertising

BINGHAMTON, NY - Another victory for of our community’s health has been achieved in Broome County. On February 2nd and 3rd respectively, the Binghamton City Council and the Village of Johnson City trustees approved a resolution supporting a reduction of tobacco advertising at retail tobacco outlets such as convenience stores. This resolution encourages tobacco retailers to decrease overall tobacco advertising in their places of business and to eliminate tobacco advertising from areas likely to be seen by children. Reality Check and Tobacco Free Broome initiated the resolutions, which were passed unanimously by both municipalities. Statewide, over 130 municipalities have signed resolutions supporting the reduction of tobacco advertising in the retail environment.

Broome County Health Department Announces First Rabies Clinic for 2009

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Broome County Health Department, in conjunction with the Animal Aid and Relief Foundation, will hold a rabies clinic on Saturday, February 28, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station #2, 320 Kattelville Road, Chenango Bridge, New York.

New CDC Report: Smoking Kills 25,400 in New York Each Year

Health Groups Call on New York Leaders to Support Tobacco Prevention Program

BINGHAMTON, NY – Cigarette smoking kills 25,400 people in New York each year, resulting in 344,100 years of potential life lost annually, according to a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).