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Albany County Executive Signs Legislation Banning Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies

Very good news in Albany County today! Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today signed Local Law A, which bans the sale of tobacco and other nicotine products in pharmacies and stores containing pharmacies throughout Albany County. County Executive McCoy held a public hearing on the measure after the bill was adopted by the Albany County Legislature on May 14 [...]

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jeanne Walsh takes the reins in Albany office of the Heart Association

Jeanne Walsh After 28 years with the American Cancer Society, something she never expected happened to Jeanne Walsh: she was diagnosed with chordoma, a rare cancer that occurs in the bones of the skull base and spine. That was in February 2017, and required two surgeries, and treatments from May till the end of July, not in her [...]

By |June 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update From Albany: Despite uncertainties, let’s continue the push for Tobacco 21

New York's Government Relations Director Caitlin O'Brien, left, and the American Lung Association's Director of Public Policy Kristina Wieneke continue to lead the push to pass #Tobacco21 statewide. Our New York State Government Relations Director Caitlin O'Brien has a June Update From Albany. With only a few weeks left of this year’s legislative session, the fate of Tobacco [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Still thinking red!

We had such a great day at the 2018 Go Red for Women Luncheon! Take a look at the great photos that ran in the Times Union. https://www.timesunion.com/photogallery/article/SEEN-Go-Red-for-Women-luncheon-2018-12943202.php

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Albany County Legislature bans tobacco sales in pharmacies

Albany County Legislature The American Heart Association applauds the Albany County Legislature tonight, as it voted to ban the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. The county Legislature approved Local Law A 26 – 11, with one abstention. “This is a great step forward for the health of Albany County residents,” said Caitlin O’Brien, New York state government [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update From Albany

Caitlin O'Brien, the Heart Association's government relations director, brings us an Update From Albany. With New York State finalizing the state budget this past weekend, the Heart Association scored some great public health wins. With the Governor threatening to cut millions of dollars in funding to crucial public health programs, AHA staff and advocates worked hard to make sure this [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments