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Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death

Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing more than 11,000 adults in New Jersey every year. According to the Surgeon General’s Report released in November of 2016, exposure to nicotine, whether from tobacco products or e-cigarettes during significant periods of brain development such as adolescence, can disrupt the growth of brain circuits that control attention, learning and susceptibility to addiction. On a local level, 15% of Sussex County residents smoke and the County exceeds the Statewide Rate for lung and bronchus cancer. Sussex County ranks tenth in incidence and eighth in mortality rate of lung and bronchus cancers in the state. Join the fight against tobacco, by promoting and supporting a smoke-free, healthier community.

 

March 15th was Kick Butts Day, an annual initiative sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. This is a day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. In recognition of Kick Butts Day, community members are invited to join the Center for Prevention and Counseling, the Sussex-Warren Chronic Disease Coalition, the Sussex County Division of Health and Newton Medical Center to celebrate smoke-free living in Sussex County. This special event takes place on March 30, 2017 at Newton Medical Center’s Romano Conference Center from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Local Youth will be recognizing community members who chose to quit smoking in order to live a healthier life. Additionally, guest speakers will share current tobacco trends, policies related to tobacco use and information on cessation tools.

 

If you would like more information on tobacco prevention please contact Elise McGaughran, Northern Regional Coordinator, Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ, a program of the Center for Prevention & Counseling at Elise@centerforprevention.org or call973-383-4787.

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Sparta Police: Man Arrested for Pot Despite Efforts to Cover Smell

December 15, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A man from Port Jervis, New York was arrested on drug charges after being stopped for a missing license plate.  On December 12 around 1:30 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Christopher Favaro stopped a silver Toyota Camry on Route 15, driven by David Formisano, 18, police report.

Favaro smelled marijuana when speaking with Formisano, despite the driver’s effort to cover ...

Sparta Police: Son Gets a Conscience, Faces Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – When a father and son stopped for traffic violations it first appeared the father would be in trouble but in the end it was the son who ended up under arrest.  On December 5 around 11:15 a.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino saw a Honda driving with the windshield wipers on but not the headlights, police report.

When Rubino spoke with the driver John Maziot, the officer smelled alcohol ...

Sparta Police: Sparta Man's Toke Break Leads to Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drug charges having been found smoking in the parking lot of the Lake Mohawk Country Club.  On November 11 around 11 p.m. Cpl. Joseph Anotnello and Police Officer Steven Guido were patrolling on the boardwalk when they smelled marijuana, according to police. 

The officers saw four people in the lower level parking lot appearing to be smoking ...

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Thanks for Saving my House

December 10, 2017

It was strange to get a phone message at a local movie theater that my house was on fire in Lake Stockholm on Friday. It was thirty years ago that I had a house fire in the same community, but tonight I was at the AMC movie in Rockaway getting a call about my house again being on fire. I arrived in Lake Stockholm to see the firemen keeping damage to a minimum!

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Champion Newton High School Football Team Earns Key to the Town

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NEWTON, NJ – For the second time this week people gathered on the plaza in front of the Newton Town Hall for a celebration.  On Wednesday night Newton High School football team, marching band and coaches were honored with a Key to the City from the Newton Mayor, council and Town Manager. The event was to celebrate the first state championship title for the Brave’s football ...

Need another reason to brush and floss? Gum disease may increase cancer risk.

A study published in the journal Cancer Research this past week looked at the oral health of over 120,000 people in the U.S. for 10 years and found a 21% increase in the risk of esophageal cancer when people had gum disease caused by certain kinds of bacteria. 

 

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When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt.

Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He knows that superficial signs that seem to indicate a stroke can’t always be ...

Red Cross Holiday Gift Guide: 3 Ways to ‘Give Something That Means Something’ This Holiday Season

December 17, 2017

 

PRINCETON, NJ, December 15, 2017 — After responding to a string of historic disasters, the American Red Cross is appealing to the public to “Give Something That Means Something” this holiday season. Throughout the Holiday Giving Season, donors can help bring hope and relief to children, families and communities that need it most with their holiday ...