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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: Driver of Abandoned Car Faces Multiple Charges

August 20, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police had a mystery to solve on August 11 when they were called to investigate an abandon car in the middle of the road at the intersection near Blue Heron and Route 181.  It was around 10 a.m. when Cpl. Marc Rubino and Police Officer Timothy Lynott arrived at the car and could not find the driver, according to police.

The Nissan Maxima had Pennsylvania license ...

Sparta Police: Screaming, Head-Banging Ends in Charges for Madison Man

SPARTA, NJ – A man causing a ruckus at a home in Sparta wound up in the hospital and facing multiple charges.  The Sparta police were called to the area of Shawnee Trail and Seneca Trail on the report of a woman screaming, police report.

Officers found Zachary Losapio yelling obscenities at people from a deck on a home on Seneca Trail. The 25-year-old Madison resident was asked to ...

Sparta Area Police Conduct Drive Sober Campaign

SPARTA, NJ – Once again Sparta Police will be participating in the statewide campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over aimed at stopping drunk driving.  The Sparta Police have received grant money from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to increased patrols.  They have also gotten grant from the Attorney General’s Office Drunk Driving Enforcement Funds ...

Obituaries

- Jun 2, 2017
Jillian Mari Baluyot, 17, of Nutley, passed away on June 2, 2017. Born in Secaucus, she lived in ...
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- Feb 21, 2017
Marisa Rincon (30) passed away in Randolph on February 21,2017. She was born is West Chester, PA ...
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School Consolidation: Let’s Talk

August 17, 2017

Consolidation of schools has become a major talking point in New Jersey. Several leaders and researchers have weighed in on the pros and cons. The topic is one which should be explored in our district, but it is not a one-size fits all solution to fixing the cost of living problem here in New Jersey, nor would it necessarily save many residents money in any immediate sense.

Consolidation ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, August 25, 12:00 PM

Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center, Room 100, Newton

Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Newton Support Group

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Fri, August 25, 12:00 PM

Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center, Room 100, Newton

Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Newton Support Group

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Sat, August 26, 10:00 AM

Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center, Room 100, Newton

Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Newton Support Group

Education Health & Wellness

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Sun, August 27, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Photographers Eye the Van Kirk Homestead Museum

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Sun, August 27, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Music at the Museum with SMOOTH SAILIN'

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Newton Police Officer Promoted to Sergeant

August 20, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department promoted one of their own, Thomas Muller, to the rank of Sergeant, during the Town Council meeting on Monday.  With the promotion, he has a new assignment; the Patrol Division.

Muller was born and raised in Newton.  He graduated as a part of Newton High School’s Class of 1993.  Following that he attended Montclair State ...

New Providence 11U Gold Wins NPGL Title

August 17, 2017

The undefeated New Providence 11U Gold team completed a perfect season by defeating the also previously undefeated Elmora Troopers 4 - 3 in the finals of the 2017 NPGL baseball season. The Pioneers knew coming into the game, they had to play the perfect game, and they did just that. 

After a top of the first run by Elmora, the Pioneers struck back with 4 runs in the bottom of the ...

6 Common First-Time New Jersey Home Buyer Mistakes

Buying your first home raises lots of emotions.  With so many considerations and processes to navigate, it’s easy to get tripped up in details and make costly errors.  Here’s how to avoid some common missteps made by first time New Jersey home buyers:

Don’t Skip Home Loan Qualification

Decided to buy a new home in New Jersey? Make your first stop a real estate ...

Women Are Drinking More Than Ever

The rate of alcohol use among adults in the U.S. increased from 65% in 2001-2002 to 73% in 2012-2013, according to survey results of nearly 80,000 people conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association – Psychiatry.  Along with the overall increase in drinking, the rate of high ...

Boy Scouts of America Announces Distinguished Citizen Award Recipient

August 20, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring Anthony Labozzetta, President and CEO, Sussex Bank with the 36th Annual Distinguished Citizen Award on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Perona Farms in Andover for serving as exemplary role models for the youth of our area. The award dinner chairs are John Drake, Director of Client Services, Sussex County Economic Development ...