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Letter: Quit Smoking for Heart Health

If you want to quit and tried in the past, don't give up. It often takes several tries before you quit for good. However, with planning and support, you can become tobacco-free.

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Adams Board Of Health Give Cigar Lounge Variance

John and Tracy Sheerin plan to open a cigar lounge and humidor at the former Rascal's on North Summer Street. The board on Wednesday voted to extend the shot clock on their permit process to March 31, giving them time to properly apply for the permit the town mistakenly gave them in October.

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Letter: Resources Available to Stop Vaping

Vaping by youth has become what the U.S. Surgeon General calls an epidemic and many people are working to find solutions. I'm asked frequently what can be done to turn the tide, and now new resources are available to educate youth and help those who want to quit vaping.

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Adams Board of Health Takes Stand Against E-Cigarettes

The Board of Health heard from Joyce Brewer of Allied Health Educational Center last Wednesday about smokeless tobacco use among youth and the health issues it presents.

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Pittsfield Health Department Wants Health Educator on Staff

The Board of Health believes it needs to do more to promote public health. The county routinely ranks toward the bottom of the annual community health rankings. There are issues with a high rate of premature death, food insecurity, and children living in poverty. E-cigarette usage among teens is increasing. The rate of marijuana usage among teens is higher than most of the state. Children are more at risk for lead poisoning here than elsewhere.

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Letter: Quit Smoking for Heart Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is a leading cause of heart disease and heart disease is a major cause of death among African Americans.

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